Every year in Allegheny County, more people die of accidental drug overdose than in traffic accidents and homicides combined. Drugs cause a third of all accidental deaths in Allegheny County in PA.
Spotlight on SBIRT Oregon
Google “SBIRT projects” and you’ll find lots of federally-funded efforts to learn about service delivery models for SBIRT in various settings. Today, we will talk about how an Oregon team creates a curriculum tackling SBIRT implementation in primary care.
Alcohol and violence are so often intertwined
Addiction treatment veteran Jim Aiello discusses our reluctance to examine the alcohol-violence connection and proposes a solution.
Marijuana and Teens: a complex and risky relationship
For at least a quarter of a century—and probably much longer—American teens have been using marijuana more than any other illicit drug. Today, at the beginning of 2013, teen marijuana use is up. IRETA staff member Dr. Dawn Lindsay lends insight in the wake of legalization.
Changing his Legacy
Pittsburgh City Councilman Bruce Kraus shares his story of addiction recovery and public service.
Gateway Rehabilitation opens Youth Services Center
Executives cut the ribbon at the new Youth Services Center in Center Township. The new facility offers badly needed adolescent- and gender-specific treatment in Western PA.
Saving the Party
In April, Councilman Bruce Kraus brought the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) to Pittsburgh to reduce the negative impact of nightlife on the neighborhoods that host it.
Helping Others Live Sober
The project is called Helping Others Live Sober. Dr. Maria Pagano offered this simple summary of their findings: “Helping benefits the helper.”
Lessons learned from IRETA’s Scaife Advanced Medical Student Fellowship program
Scaife fellow Lyndsey Heise shares her experience, where she received many fantastic lectures discussing the biology of addiction, personal stories and perspectives of recovering addicts, and the variety of treatment philosophies and options.
Are we asking the right questions?
Are we meeting the needs of the counselors we educate and the people they serve? IRETA staff member Dr. Holly Hagle shares her thoughts on trauma-informed care.