September is Recovery Month! IRETA is proud to celebrate pathways to recovery with the Pittsburgh Recovery Walk.
August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. This is a day to remember those we have lost in the past year to overdose of opioids and other substances. As of November 2021, more than 100,000 people have lost their lives annually to substance overdose. In order to properly commemorate those lives we have lost, we […]
For 23 years, IRETA has hosted medical students for the Scaife Medical Student Fellowship in Substance Use Disorders. The program has been held virtually since 2020, due to COVID-19. This year’s program continued online. For three weeks in both June and July, small cohorts of medical and pharmacy students logged in from across the country […]
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!”