IRETA Staff

Rachael B. Vargo Research Assistant Rachael Vargo joined the Research and Evaluation team at IRETA in August 2016. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of …

Adding Buprenorphine Prescribers Will Save Lives

When it comes to providing treatment with buprenorphine, primary care providers fear an onslaught. Many are concerned that the minute word gets out that that they’re a waivered buprenorphine prescriber, …

SBIRT 101

This self-paced online course is comprised of three webinars that have been cut into short sections to make viewing easier. Completing the full course will give the participant a thorough …

Motivational Interviewing to Address Hepatitis C

Between 2.5 and 3.9 million Americans are infected with hepatitis C. If left untreated, this virus typically becomes chronic and can compromise liver function. It often causes no noticeable symptoms for a long time. Identification of …

Migrating To Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance

IRETA was fortunate to be chosen to work with Foundations Medical Services (FMS), a methadone maintenance program in Butler, Pennsylvania managed by Pyramid Healthcare, Inc. Already recognized as a highly …

Overview

We know that the risk and experience of addiction are affected by an individual’s biology, culture, social environment, and family history. We know that addiction can cause grave harm to …