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.
Young people aged 12 to 20 account for 11 percent of all alcohol consumed in the United States, and more than 90 percent of this consumption is binge drinking. Trust facilitates the effectiveness of SBIRT, especially among teens.
Figuring out how to intercept and help patients with opioid addiction in medical settings is an urgent issue. Learn about reducing unhealthy substance use in emergency settings, including the use of buprenorphine for patients with opioid addiction.
IRETA has teamed up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to introduce you to evidence-based addiction technology.
A successful SBIRT program has many moving parts, one of which is the ability to bill and receive reimbursement for the services that you offer.
We need to talk about substance use and SBIRT, and then we need to keep talking about it.
People need accurate information about the risks of substance use to make their best personal health decisions.
How do we raise awareness about substance abuse, build skills, incorporate an evidence-based approach, and change practice?
The “model minority” notion has contributed to a dearth of information about treatment-seeking and culturally appropriate treatment modalities for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Standardized patients can help social workers talk about uncomfortable topics, including substance use.