22 min

Episode 32 - The "Drug-Seeking" Patient and why it's time to retire the term "Drug-Seeking‪"‬ Addiction in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care

    • Medicine

This episode is on the topic of the label "drug-seeking" that is often given to patients. Dr. Grover reviews a clinical case and reviews a perspective piece written on this topic. How would you handle a patient in pain who has an allergy to multiple medications, is refusing non-opioid options, and is asking for morphine? Is it addiction? Severe pain? Or is the patient in withdrawal? In this episode we delve into the complex and nuanced topic of the so-called "Drug-Seeking" patient. 

This episode is on the topic of the label "drug-seeking" that is often given to patients. Dr. Grover reviews a clinical case and reviews a perspective piece written on this topic. How would you handle a patient in pain who has an allergy to multiple medications, is refusing non-opioid options, and is asking for morphine? Is it addiction? Severe pain? Or is the patient in withdrawal? In this episode we delve into the complex and nuanced topic of the so-called "Drug-Seeking" patient. 

22 min