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 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.
Questioning Alcohol Use as “#SelfCare.” When it comes to sleep, alcohol may help you fall asleep, but it actually disrupts sleep patterns and blocks REM sleep, causing anyone who drinks it before bed to have a less restful night’s sleep than if they hadn’t consumed alcohol.
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.
When Kelley Kelley took office as the mayor of Turtle Creek, she’d promised the community that she would do a better job addressing addiction and its harms.
Each person who showed up for recovery sent the message that “Hey, a person who looks like me is affected by this, too!”
Tracking progress on our home state’s efforts to modernize our PDMP and improve the quality of care that all patients receive.
The recent Allegheny County report, “Opiate-Related Overdose Deaths in Allegheny County: Risks and Opportunities for Intervention,” suggests we’re getting the results we should expect to get. Until you see the data, you wouldn’t guess it. Let’s analyze overdose in Allegheny County.
We know that treatment is more cost-effective (and compassionate) than punishment. But what we should really be talking about is good treatments.