Caring for patients with opioid dependence

Jeremy Bunker*, Adam Winstock, Nicholas A. Zwar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Australian general practitioners have a pivotal role in
helping their patients with problems of alcohol and tobacco
dependence, but have been less likely than their peers in the
United Kingdom to be involved in the management of opioid
dependence.1,2 This is despite the fact that most GPs are seeing
opioid dependent patients whether they know it or not, and that
GPs are ideally placed to manage this problem given the other
advantages of the general practice context – continuity,
accessibility, and whole patient care, including the ability to
address other health issues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-60
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


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