What’s a Doctor Shopper? The term “doctor shopping” refers to obtaining controlled substances from multiple health care practitioners, usually without the prescribers’ knowledge of the other prescriptions.
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment has a lot of moving parts. That makes measurement tricky.
So we know that words like “junkie” and “alcoholic” evoke an inaccurate image of a person with a substance use disorder
SBIRT pushes healthcare integration, heightens awareness of behavioral health problems. We’ve got a chance to connect more substantially with the folks who are using SBIRT in northeast Ohio, including ONE Health Ohio CEO Ron Dwinnells.
IRETA recently completed a program evaluation of the Level 3C Residential Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program at Renewal, Inc, a nonprofit providing alternative housing and community corrections services for individuals in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and Federal justice systems.
“You were the first-ever president of the student recovery group at Penn State University. That meant you were one of the first people to talk publicly about your own addiction in a university with almost 100,000 undergraduate students. And you were only 21 years old. How did that feel?”
Sort of amazingly, research on SBIRT for risky substance use in mental health settings is scant. That’s why we’re excited about a large randomized clinical trial that UCLA kicked off last year.
our culture and language have described these issues as nearly impossible to tackle. We even have slogans like “once an addict, always an addict.” However, the evidence paints a different picture. Let’s expand the definition of recovery during National Recovery Month.
The history of professional addiction treatment in the United States is fairly short and very complicated. Opened in 1935, the pastoral prison, rehab, and research center had a major impact on evidence-based practices today.
We sometimes behave as if we had two selves. These two selves are in continual contest for control: indulgence for the immediate self, and prudence for the future one. Navigating conflicting preferences, our own and those of others.