IRETA collaborated with medical societies, hospitals, and other practices, setting up free face-to-face trainings for doctors and other medical professionals.
Infusing SBIRT into Master’s of Social Work Curriculum
The Need Mental health and substance use disorders are closely connected and patients show better outcomes when they are treated concurrently. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based approach to addressing substance use in any setting. Research suggests that people who work in the mental health field have an aptitude (and […]
Addiction Training for Nurses Using Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment
The Need The evidence-based practice of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) can detect a substance use disorder at a low- or moderate-risk stage, or even before it begins. Nurses are a key profession to use SBIRT in many settings. They often spend more time with patients than doctors. However, undergraduate and graduate […]
Converting NIDA Notes to Online Course Modules
The Need A wealth of knowledge exists about substance use and new research continues to be published regularly that explores the biological and behavioral reasons for at-risk substance use and how to effectively treat substance use disorders. For a busy professional, reading lengthy primary sources on a regular basis is not typically a priority over […]
Educating Medical Students About Substance Use Disorders
IRETA has been able to provide more than 120 medical and psychology students from over 50 medical schools with training in substance use and addiction.