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Sample Nursing Assessment on Patients with Abuse and Addiction Narcotics, Psychotropic and Other Addictive Substances

Sample Nursing Assessment on Patients with Abuse and Addiction Narcotics, Psychotropic and Other Addictive Substances
  1. Assess the situation and condition of the use of Narcotics, Psychotropic and Other Addictive Substances
    • When Narcotics, Psychotropic and Other Addictive Substances used.
    • When Narcotics, Psychotropic and Other Addictive Substances become more frequently used / started to become a problem.
    • When Narcotics, Psychotropic and Other Addictive Substances reduced / stopped, even if only temporary.


  2. Assess the risks associated with substance use
    • Sharing injecting equipment
    • Conduct an uncomfortable sex
    • Driving while intoxicated
    • History overdose
    • History of attacks (seizures) during withdrawal


  3. Assess the pattern of usage
    • Time usage in a day (at the time of preparing meals night)
    • Use of the week
    • This type of situation (relax in front of the TV)
    • The location (the desire to use Narcotics, Psychotropic Substances and Other Addictive after walking through a townhouse)
    • The presence or meet with certain people (ex-boyfriend, friends use)
    • The existence of certain thoughts ("I've not stand anymore, I have to make")
    • The existence of certain emotions (anxious or bored)
    • The existence of trigger factors (if tired, shaky, hungry, can not sleep or prolonged stress)


  4. Review the terms of good / bad about substance use and about the conditions
    when not in use.

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