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Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice

Part B - Benzodiazepines

Acronyms

Last revised: 06 Nov 2019

Acronyms used throughout this guideline

ADIS

Alcohol and Drug Information Service

ATODS

Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

AUDIT

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Tool

AWS

Alcohol Withdrawal Scale

CAS

Clinical Advisory Service

CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy

CIWA-Ar

Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment of Alcohol State, revised

CNMP

Chronic non-malignant pain

CNS

Central nervous system

DACAS

Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory Service

DASAS

Drug and alcohol Specialist Advisory Service

DSM

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

GABA

Gamma-aminobutyric acid

GAD

Generalised anxiety disorder

GP

General practitioner

ICD

International Classification of Disorders

IDRS

Illicit Drug Reporting System

IDU

Injecting drug use

MOAI

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MED

Morphine equivalent dose

NHS

National Health Service

NPS

National Prescribing Service

OCD

Obsessive compulsive disorder

OHS

Occupational health and safety

 

OTC

Over the counter

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PSIS

Prescription Shopping Information Service

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder

S4

Schedule 4

S8

Schedule 8

 

SAD

Social anxiety disorder

SADQ

Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire

SNRI

Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor

SSRI

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

SUD

Substance use disorder

SUSMP

Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons

TCAs

Tricyclic antidepressants

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

US

United States of America

WHO

World Health Organization

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