Substance Use

December 2016

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Substance Use

December 2016 Vol 45 (12) 853-932

This month's articles include: Chronic alcohol abuse,Prescription drug abuse, Cannabis use and its associated disorders


Chronic alcohol abuse

Christopher Harrison, Janice Charles, Graeme C Miller, Helena Britt

Prescription drug abuse – A timely update

Benny Monheit, Danusia Pietrzak, Sandra Hocking

The inherited chronic pain patient

Paul Grinzi

Cannabis use and its associated disorders: Clinical care

Jan Copeland

Up front

Editorial: Substance abuse

Rachel McDonald


Resuscitation update for general practitioners

Hugh Grantham ASM, Rowena Christiansen

Clinical practice guidelines and principles of care for people with dementia in Australia

Suzanne M Dyer, Kate Laver, Constance D Pond, Robert G Cumming, Craig Whitehead, Maria Crotty

Management of bipolar disorder over the perinatal period

Philip Boyce, Anne Buist

Tonsillotomy: An alternative surgical option to total tonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnoea

Sabin Smith

Resistance exercise–induced rhabdomyolysis: Need for immediate intervention and proper counselling

Maysaa A Khalil, Basem R Saab


General practitioners’ knowledge and management of dry mouth – A qualitative study

Natalie J Appleby, Meredith J Temple-Smith, Margaret A Stacey, Denise L Bailey, Elizabeth M Deveny, Marie Pirotta

Prevalence and management of diabetes in residential aged care facilities in north-east Victoria, Australia

Helen M Haines, Holly Bannon-Murphy, Tim Amos, Robert Krones

A nurse-led model of chronic disease management in general practice: Patients’ perspectives

Jacqueline Young, Diann Eley, Elizabeth Patterson, Catherine Turner


Adding random case analysis to direct observation (ARCADO) – Updating the external clinical teaching visit to improve general practice registrar assessments

Gerard Ingham, Jennifer Fry, Bernadette Ward


Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH): A unique role in the evolution of Australian general practice

Justin Beilby

The case for establishing an Australasian integrative medicine practice-based research network

Jennifer Hunter, Jon Wardle, Vicki Kotsirilos AM, Eugen Molodysky, Tim Ewer

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