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Physician Clinical Support System - Primary Care

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The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), with support from NIDA, introduced the Physician Clinical Support System for Primary Care (PCSS-P), a free, nationwide service to help primary care providers seeking to identify and advise their patients regarding alcohol and drug abuse before they evolve into life-threatening conditions.

PCSS-P provides physicians with easy access to clinical tools (e.g., NIDA Screening Tool), information, and resources to help them incorporate screening, brief intervention, and referral to substance abuse treatment into their practices.

PCSS-P also links physicians to trained clinical advisors that can provide telephone or email responses to specific questions, and offer support on how to use and integrate PCSS-related clinical resources as a regular part of patient care.

For more information, please visit PCSS-P at www.PCSSmentor.org, email PCSSproject@asam.org or call 1-877-630-8812.

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