This pocket guide is a quick reference for a busy physician or nurse. It summarizes the simplest, most effective and best researched protocols for identifying and treating substance use and its complications.
Meldon Kahan, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRCPC, is medical director of the substance use service at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. In addition, he is an associate professor and funded researcher in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Lynn Wilson, MD, CCFP, FCFP, is a Full Professor and the Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto. She has been a comprehensive family physician since 1986 and her special interests have included palliative care, addiction medicine, obstetrics and global health. Dr. Wilson is the co-editor of two textbooks on addiction medicine. She practices family medicine at the Women’s College Hospital Family Health Team in Toronto.