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brief intervention, BSTAD, CAGE, CRAFFT screener, NIDA Quick Screen, opioid, pharmacologic therapy, SUBS, substance use disorder



  1. Knapp, Michelle Marie DNP, PMHNP-BC, FIAAN
  2. McCabe, Donna E. DNP, GNP-BC


Abstract: NPs in primary care settings are well positioned to treat substance use disorders (SUDs). SUDs affect patients across the age spectrum and may be diagnosed and treated by NPs using brief interventions and pharmacologic therapies, or patients may be referred to specialty services. This article provides guidelines for screening, brief interventions, and pharmacologic therapies.