The Potential and Challenges of Genomics Informed Precision Care for Substance Use Disorders


Substance use disorders (SUDs) are complex brain disorders with heritability rooted in the interplay of multiple genetic factors, alongside significant environmental influences. Gaining insights into the genetic mechanisms that heighten SUD risk can guide precision care, specifically in the development of targeted tools for prevention, early intervention, and the discovery of therapeutic targets. Nurses are ideally placed to advance genomics-informed precision care for individuals with SUDs. To fulfill this role, they must be adequately prepared to assess the value and utility of current genomics knowledge, its limitations, and ways to incorporate this understanding into clinical practice, education, research, and health care policy.

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