There are more methadone programs in the U.S. today than there were five years ago. In fact, the methadone treatment industry grew more in the past four years than it has in the past two decades. That’s important in an opioid epidemic.
But IRETA has been working on another important aspect of methadone services: quality. In this webinar, we’ll describe our two-year clinical quality improvement project with a western Pennsylvania methadone program, which finished in October 2018. We’ll discuss lessons learned, client satisfaction, and ways to implement these ideas in your area.
Dr. Peter Luongo worked in the behavioral health field for over thirty years as a social worker and administrator before joining IRETA in 2011 as its Executive Director.
From working as a clinician to serving as the state director of Maryland, conducting home visits to family crisis intervention with the police, Peter has seen just about everything the world of behavioral health has to offer. With a wealth of perspective, skills and competencies at his disposal, Peter is in a unique position to help organizations provide competent, timely and appropriate care to people in need.
Dr. Dawn Lindsay oversees all of IRETA’s applied research and evaluation projects, and truly enjoys working at a place where no two days are alike. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. After completing an addiction services rotation during her internship at the VA in Chicago, followed by an NIAAA-funded postdoctoral fellowship in alcohol epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh, Dawn was committed to focusing her career in this field.
She spent five years as an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Pitt researching substance use disorders in adolescents. In her post-academic life, IRETA offers Dawn the opportunity to apply her analytic skills to on the ground, real-world research problems.