Writer Jennifer Matesa shares her story of painkiller addiction and recovery with students participating in the Scaife medical student assistantship program at IRETA.
If there is one thing most workers in the field of addiction treatment can agree upon, it is that doctors are inadequately trained to deal with addicted patients. IRETA hosts a Scaife summer fellowship program for current medical students to introduce them to topics related to addiction treatment and recovery.
IRETA has a grant from the federal government to act as a focus center in the nationwide Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network. We serve as a National Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Focus Center, or N-SBIRT ATTC.