Management of Substance Use Disorders: Guidelines From the VA/DoD

Brian Ford, Erin Smith, Adrienne Richards

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More than 20 million people in the United States meet the criteria for substance use disorder, leading to $600 billion in health care expenditures annually. Despite this growing problem, only one in eight people with substance use disorder receives targeted care. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense (VA/DoD) published updated clinical practice guidelines for managing substance use disorders, based on a systematic review.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2022


  • Acamprosate
  • Analysis
  • Behavior modification
  • Care and treatment
  • Complications and side effects
  • Dosage and administration
  • Drug withdrawal
  • Humans
  • Intervention
  • Medical care
  • Cost of
  • Methadone
  • Practice guidelines (Medicine)
  • Substance abuse
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Substance use disorder
  • Substance-Related Disorders - diagnosis
  • Substance-Related Disorders - therapy
  • United States
  • Veterans


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