US hospital to screen all patients for substance abuse

June 30, 2014 6:35 PM

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US hospital to screen all patients for substance abuse

The program, scheduled to start this fall, is part of a broader plan to improve addiction treatment at the Boston hospital and its community health centers.

Caregivers will ask patients how often they have had six or more drinks on one occasion, and whether they have used an illegal drug in the past year, according to a report in The Boston Globe.

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