Drug Misuse Screening Recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending that healthcare providers screen all adults. Findings indicate that 1 in 10 Americans admit misusing both prescription and illegal drugs. The article notes that increased screening and counseling by primary care providers may help slow and contain the deadly use of opioids, including street fentanyl and heroin as well as prescription painkillers, perhaps the worst public health crisis in a generation. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation

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