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Screening for Alcohol Use in Pain Management and Primary Care: It’s About Time

Screening for Alcohol Use in Pain Management and Primary Care: It's about Time

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Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “Topics in Drug Testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Quest Diagnostics Senior Medical Advisor Dr Jeff Gudin and Medical Science Liaison Dr Jack Kain. Drs Gudin and Kain will be discussing “Screening for alcohol use in pain management and primary care.”

The podcast will cover the importance of alcohol testing in order to:

  • Understand drug and alcohol misuse and abuse
  • Share prevalence rates of alcohol use and misuse, and alcohol use disorders
  • Provide information on alcohol use, and concomitant use with opioids and benzodiazepines
  • Screening guidelines
  • Tools and types of tests
  • Testing for alcohol
  • Breathalyzer
  • Advances in testing
  • Biomarkers
  • Other considerations
  • Quest Diagnostics approach

To learn more, please visit for information on our Drug Monitoring Test Directory and offerings, as well as educational resources and insights from our team of toxicology experts. At Quest Diagnostics, we are committed to providing you results and insights to support your clinical decisions.

Published: March 10, 2020

Presenter(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J