Women have increased their heavy drinking days by 41%. The pandemic is partly to blame, but the problem didn’t start there.
Addressing the public health consequences of alcohol use disorder means doing more work in primary care.
Open conversation about addiction is important, but it can perpetuate myths, discouragement, and stigma.
Addiction is a growing issue for folks over 65, and prescription medicines pose additional risks.
People are dying, healthcare costs are rising, the stigma persists, and care is hard to access. Fortunately, no matter where Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA goes to work in the morning, he’s left us with a significant document to learn from and bring to life, the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.
IRETA’s new, [lain Language brochures are now available.
If we ensure that SBIRT procedures are reimbursed, can we dramatically increase the use of SBIRT in healthcare settings?
improve their effectiveness in their jobs. Certainly, knowledge-building happens during continuing education, in such forms as in-person trainings, online courses, and webinars. Here are recommendations and examples of pre-service education.
Recently, The Lancet published the first-ever report of marijuana use by Americans aged 12 and over between 2002 and 2014 using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It is important to talk about this.
Sometimes we talk about drinking too much. We complain that it’s making us fat and that the hangovers are no fun. Maybe we should cut back, but what if cutting back turns out to be really hard? What if we need help? A medication called naltrexone dampens the rewarding effects of alcohol and can help people cut back.