|NAME||VA-SUBSTANCE ABUSE MEDICATIONS|
|PRINT NAME||Substance Abuse Medications|
If applicable, the patient and family will recognize the importance of complying with a prescribed medication regimen.
1. Review the mechanism of action of the prescribed medication. 2. Discuss the side effects of prescribed medications. 3. Emphasize the importance of not self-medicating for any purpose. 4. Review OTC medications (e.g., cough syrup) that contain ETOH/drug additives and the signs/symptoms of innocent ingestion.