Dr. Conason Psy.D.

Substance and alcohol use after weight loss surgery

Physicians Weekly

…Our analysis demonstrates the importance of being mindful of several factors when managing candidates for WLS and WLS recipients. Preoperative prevention interventions are critical; clini­cians should be vigilant about identifying patients who may be at higher risk of developing substance use problems after WLS. For example, patients may have postoperative issues with alcohol use if they have a personal or family history of alcohol abuse or dependence. These risks and benefits should be weighed when recommending RYGB or AGB surgery…

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