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Alcohol-Induced Blackouts

By: jives | October 4th , 2018 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

The recent Senate hearings regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have brought up the topic of alcohol overuse, and especially the issue of the alcoholic blackout. This post covers what alcohol-induced blackouts are and aren’t, and how to differentiate them from simply passing out from too much alcohol. Alcohol is a potent CNS depressant,

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Screening Adolescent Patients for Substance Use

By: jives | July 19th , 2018 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Adolescents are generally healthy, and they don’t tend to present with pancreatitis or other adult diseases that can be possible clues to a substance use issue. A lot of times adolescents with SUDs don’t hit the surface until they have a legal or a school consequence. The following is some advice on screening adolescents for SUDs from Joanna Quig

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