Louisiana Substance Abuse Services Initiative Update

  Description Brief overview and update of the Lousiana National Guard, Substance Abuse Program. Presenter Presented by the Louisiana National Guard Substance Abuse Program. Additional Resources Slides SASI Initial Screening Status  SASI BI Progress Note  SASI Invoice SASI Discharge Summary  SASI Failure to Comply  SASI Sign-in Sheet 

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An Upstream Intervention to Address the Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic

Description Overdose deaths from heroin and prescription opioids have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The main strategies for addressing this public health problem include training and education on prescribing practices, increasing the use of naloxone, and expanding the availability and use of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Upstream prevention and intervention […]

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Pediatricians Explain Why SBIRT is Essential to Adolescent Health

Description Earlier this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement that reaffirmed its recommendation to incorporate universal screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) practices for adolescent substance use in pediatric primary care. This webinar will discuss the rationale for the AAP’s policy statement and […]

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How to Implement SBIRT: Processes, Tips, and Examples from the Field

Description There are barriers to implementing a successful Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program in any setting. There are also ways to overcome those barriers—before, during, and after you begin. Presenter Megan O’Grady from The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse will share processes and practices […]

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Health System-wide Sustainable Peer Program Best Practice

Description Mark Lanyon and Peter Booras will describe how Project Engage began as a peer program for the emergency department at Christiana Care in Delaware and evolved into a financially sustainable hospital system-funded program with improved outcomes through long-term recovery. Presenter Mark DeWitt Lanyon, Ph.D., ICADC, ICCDPD, LCDP, LPC is […]

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Treatment Referral in an Opioid Crisis Opportunities to Engage

Description This session describes two successful state models that support engagement and referral to treatment for individuals with substance use disorders who present in the ER or in primary care settings. Kimberly Walsh, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Behavioral Health and Health Facilities for the State of West Virginia, […]

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