Description As opioid use continues to rise in the United States, emergency departments are experiencing an influx of patients suffering from overdose. Given the high patient volume, need for swift bed turnover, and focus on somatic care, overdose survivors are often discharged with little to no guidance or treatment of […]
Description Public health organizations struggle to identify strategies that successfully implement Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) on a broad scale. This presentation will describe how the state of Oregon, as part of a larger Medicaid reform effort, created a performance metric that correlated with dramatic increases in […]
Description This session will overview of an effort that seeks to pilot use of the SBIRT framework in juvenile justice settings to facilitate early identification and treatment of youth with or at risk for developing a substance use disorder. Research has shown that the majority of youth in contact with […]
Description Recent research studies demonstrate that patients want to use technology to increase their access to health care services. In 2013, nearly two trillion text messages were sent within the United States alone and numerous studies were published demonstrating the utility and efficacy of text messaging patients to help them […]
Description Every day, there are more than 1,000 opioid-related visits to EDs across America. Although there is not yet a robust evidence-base for SBIRT to address drug use, a recent study suggests that SBIRT in combination with an immediate prescription for buprenorphine can reduce illicit opioid use and increase engagement in […]
NFA Webinar Series: Brief Interventions for Alcohol Use: Particularly Effective for Hispanic Patients?
Description In general, we know that brief interventions in medical settings can reduce risky alcohol use, but do certain groups benefit more? A new study suggests that brief interventions may be particularly effective for Hispanic patients. Patricia Juárez, who was involved with the study, presents a summary of the study’s […]