Drug abuse and dependence/addiction are complex health issues. A broad understanding of these problems is important in terms of dental patient management. Dental professionals should be knowledgeable in recognizing the symptoms of drug abuse and signs of drug-seeking behavior, while ensuring that patients still receive the best possible dental treatment. This article reviews several important characteristics of drug abuse and dependence and provides recommendations for patient management.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - May 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas