For Professionals

Information for Physicians, Mental Health Professionals, and other Referents

Farnum views the Primary Care Physician (PCP),  outside counselors and other referral sources as vital participants in the ongoing success of our clients. Throughout a client’s engagement in treatment, we strongly encourage active involvement by the PCP and other professionals involved in the client’s ongoing care and recovery process. We include this page as a resource for you to gather more information on substance use disorders, and to assist you in better understanding our program and its requirements.

Diagnostic Tools

Listed below are downloadable versions of common diagnostic tools for establishing a diagnosis for substance use disorders.

  • DSM IV and ICD 10 Crosswalk
  • DSM IV Criteria
  • Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment
  • Chart of Addiction/Recovery Curve
  • Physicians Waiver Combined

Helpful Links:

American Society of Addiction Medicine | The Nation’s leading addiction medicine society representing physicians, clinicians, and other professionals.

American Board of Addiction Medicine | The American Board of Addiction Medicine provides assurance to the American public that Addiction Medicine physicians have the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and treat addiction.

The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry | The American Journal on Addictions The American Journal on Addictions (AJA) is the official journal of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. The Academy encourages research on the etiology, prevention, identification, and treatment of substance abuse; thus, the journal provides a forum for the dissemination of information in the extensive field of addiction.

National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers | Since its founding in 1978, The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers has stood at the forefront of the addiction treatment field, speaking with a clear and unified voice on behalf of its 300 member organizations.

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration | The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

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