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Substance Abuse Issues – Doctors and Detecting Excessive Drinking in Patients

Substance Abuse Issues – Doctors and Detecting Excessive Drinking in Patients

Substance Abuse Recognition by Doctors   Drinking is one of the most common forms of substance abuse and many doctors do not notice the tell tale signs of this abuse among most of their patients.  It is extemely important for overall health and the social well being of the patient that such clues are identified by doctors. Carolyne Krupa of Amednews.com writes in her article, “Recognizing the Alcoholic Patient” why it is important for doctors to notice the signs of substance abuse among drinking patients. Some are easier to spot than others. It may be as obvious as encountering an intoxicated