The CPNP New Practitioner Hub is for CPNP members within their first five years of practice. The goal of this Hub is to help new practitioners transition into psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice.
It has been my practice to avoid use of the term ‘drug-seeking behavior’ because it is generally used in a negative manner, often out of provider frustration. My concern with throwing the term around casually is that we miss the opportunity to have a positive intervention on behalf of the patient if we discount their needs.
Read About: Managing Drug Seeking Behavior, Amy VandenBerg, PharmD, BCPP
The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.
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