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PRIMARY CARE
ADdiction TOOLKIT
Fundamentals of addiction
Introduction

© 2010 CAMH and St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto

Addiction is often not well understood – even by primary care providers. In addition, a stigma surrounds it, making patients unlikely to volunteer information about their substance use, and care providers reluctant to ask. This section provides the fundamental knowledge and tools required to work with patients with any type of substance use problem.

This section of the Toolkit is now available in French.

Contents

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Tools and resources

Patient handouts

References

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