Preventing Polysubstance Use in Primary Care Settings

Polysubstance use is the recurrent use of multiple illicit substances, legalized substances, or prescription drugs in a manner other than as prescribed. Using a single substance significantly increases the risk of using additional substances, and evidence suggests that most people who have substance use disorders are polysubstance users. Polysubstance use can stem from various behavioral cues or demand elasticity and can occur sequentially or concurrently.
The Central East PTTC has developed the "Preventing Polysubstance Use in Primary Care Settings" handout to provide an overview for prevention professionals and primary care providers on this topic. This handout also provides strategies and tips for preventing polysubstance use.


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Guide Page 1



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