Has your doctor screened you for substance abuse?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Has your doctor screened you for substance abuse?
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 12:04pm

I was reading an article today about doctors identifying substance abuse and got to thinking about it as far as I am personally concerned. I can't remember a time when a doctor has ever asked me whether I drink or have used any kind of illegal substance. Have you ever been asked by your doctor?

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Sun, 01-19-2014 - 9:20am

My DH's dr's ask do you drink and if so how much. He says he does but lies about the amount! They run blood test on him once every 3 months because his high blood pressure and although he has been drinking heavily for 15 years now for some reason that liver test comes back fine! How in the world that happens I will never know or understand it! So of course they believe the drinking amount that he says because of the test results! I will never understand how he can drink AND take a sleeping pill every night and yet have no issues with his liver!