The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges and opportunities for substance disorder treatment. IRETA and Vital Strategies are studying effects of OTP rule changes.
IRETA and Our Services
IRETA faced the challenge of switching completely to telehealth with very little notice. IRETA’s Director of Clinical Quality Improvement Services, David Reazin, MHS, answered questions about what it was like to adapt to telehealth and the pros and cons of virtual groups.
I don’t believe that we can truly understand what those teachers lecturing about clinician burnout means until we’re “in the trenches” of this field. Let’s talk about compassion fatigue.
IRETA has hosted medical students in Pittsburgh for the Scaife Medical Student Fellowship in Substance Use Disorders. The fellowship offers medical students, typically between their first and second years of medical school, an intensive learning experience about substance use, addiction, and addiction treatment.
IRETA was fortunate to be chosen to work with Foundations Medical Services, a methadone maintenance program in Butler, PA managed by Pyramid Healthcare, Inc.
IRETA’s 2017 Annual Report summarizes the effectiveness of our longstanding medical student program.
Peer-reviewed evaluation results indicate that students feel more responsible and motivated to help people with substance use disorders
IRETA works with courts to ensure that individuals on community supervision are receiving appropriate, high-quality care.
Substance use and addiction will always be significant issues for doctors, nurses, and social workers.
A Nursing Student on Pushing Stigma Aside and Facing Addiction Head On