Addiction Medicine Program Committee

To represent the interests of all CFPC members providing Addiction Medicine, including those for whom this is part of their broad scope family practice and those with a special interest or focused practice.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at [email protected].

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine

The AFMC and Palix Foundation are proud to launch the AFMC Primer on Biopsychosocial Approach to Addiction, part of a suite of e-learning tools on early brain and biological development and addictions for undergraduate medical education.

For more discussion and information about the resources, please visit the AFMC Addiction e-Learning for Undergraduate Medical Education community on AFMC’s Canadian Healthcare Education Commons.

Safe prescribing practices for addictive medications and management of substance use disorders in primary care: A pocket reference for family physicians
Primary care is an ideal setting for the long-term management of substance use disorders. Family physicians can provide ongoing advice and medication-assisted treatment for addiction while also addressing their patients’ other primary care concerns. Despite compelling evidence for family physician involvement with the management of substance use disorders, FPs do not consistently screen for alcohol or drug problems, counsel their addicted patients, or refer patients to formal treatment. A strong and growing body of evidence indicates that these interventions are effective, easily learned, and practical in a primary care setting. The attached manual provides a brief overview for family physicians on effectively screening, treating, and providing long-term management to their patients with substance use disorders.

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2017 Canadian Opioid Prescribing Guideline – Summary of Recommendations
The 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

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