Healthcare Worker's Feelings About People With Substance


  • Healthcare Worker’s Feelings About People With Substance Use Disorders
  • To have a health condition that is stigmatized can be extremely upsetting for the individual who bears it
  • At the same time, there are many legitimate challenges to working with individuals who have active substance use disorder.

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Initial Evaluation Of A Peer Recovery Coach Program In A


  • Integrated into clinical-professional health care settings, recovery coaches practice principles of relationship building, harm reduction, system navigation, and supporting behavior change
  • In the past few years, state and federal agencies have been expanding recovery coach programs
  • Recovery coach models have been implemented in state

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Reducing Or Quitting Drinking


Alcohol-related costs due to lost work productivity, health care, and criminal justice, total $250 billion each year just in the United States. Much can be learned from research that investigates how reducing or quitting alcohol provides benefits in terms of individuals’ day-to-day lives.

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Organization Highlight: Central City Concern


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Substance Use Disorder Should Be Evaluated, Managed


Primary health care providers can manage the process using outside organizations that provide the specialty addiction care that may be required, followed by long-term continuing responsibility within the general healthcare (or primary care) setting.

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An Update On The Evidence For Alcoholics Anonymous


  • An update on the evidence for Alcoholics Anonymous participation
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the world’s most widely available and widely used mutual-help program, which has helped countless millions of individuals recover from addiction through its 85-year history
  • Since researchers began formally studying AA in the late 20th century, however, there has been debate among clinical

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Kratom: What Is It, Who's Using It, And Why


  • Common reasons for using kratom included 1) using to reduce or stop opioid use (60%), 2) using to cut back or get off of opioids (69%), and 3) using it as an opioid substitute (64%)
  • 33% said they would try kratom again and 31% thought kratom was a helpful drug
  • 27% said kratom had fewer unpleasant side effects than opioids and <10%

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What Are The Barriers To Seeking Alcohol Treatment


What are the Barriers to Seeking Alcohol Treatment? Alcohol use disorder is a major cause of disease, disability, and premature mortality in the U.S. 29% of Americans will experience an alcohol use disorder at some point in their lifetime, yet only one in five of these individuals will ever receive any treatment.

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Life After Detox: Can Medication And Residential Treatment


Individuals interested in post-detoxification treatments are encouraged to contact their health care and insurance providers to inquire about the right option for them. For treatment professionals and treatment systems : While relapse is a common part of the recovery process, returning to opioid use after a period of sustained abstinence can

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Video Visits For Substance Use Disorder On The Rise, But


Telemedicine is when treatment is delivered using telecommunications technology similar to Skype, but designed for secure health care communication. Telemedicine has the potential to expand access to treatment but more quality data is needed to determine the effectiveness and patient satisfaction of telemedicine relative to face-to-face visits.

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Medications Work For Criminal Justice Populations, But Is


Medications Work For Criminal Justice Populations, But Is It Cost Effective? Medication Assisted Treatments (MAT), including buprenorphine/naloxone (i.e., Suboxone) and methadone maintenance, are evidence-based treatments for individuals with opioid use disorder. Little is known about whether Medication Assisted Treatments (MATs) are cost-effective; that is, whether the amount needed to pay

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Continuing Care For Adolescents – Can Telephone Support By


Importantly, in this approach, relatively young, but health-services interested non-professionals (i.e., health care undergraduate students) delivered care, using informal phone calls. The results of this study underscore the feasibility of providing support using non-professionals, and engaging substance using adolescents remotely via phone

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Can A Brief Intervention In An Emergency Room Reduce


However, overall healthcare costs unrelated to mental health, alcohol, or other drug use were not reduced. This shows the value that even a brief intervention can have on long-term mental health, alcohol, and other drug-related conditions when delivered in an emergency department setting.

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Addiction Consultations In The Hospital Save Big


Of these, 1101 gave permission for study authors to obtain follow-up health care data to analyze benefits of addiction consultation/liaison (CL) services. Patient data were obtained across a 2.5-year period: 1.5 years before they were assessed in the hospital, and 1 year after they were assessed.

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Motivational Interviewing And Enhancement Therapies


  • Motivational Interviewing and Enhancement Therapies
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a counseling approach designed to help individuals resolve ambivalence about their alcohol and/or drug use, and support efforts to change it
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) is often delivered as a brief intervention based on client-centered principles.

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Same Day Versus Delayed Buprenorphine Prescribing: Does


According to national guidelines, the health care center did not offer buprenorphine to patients with severe alcohol / benzodiazepine use disorder and/or patients taking more than 60mg of methadone per day. Patients included in this study were required to have received at least one buprenorphine prescription within the study period.

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Blog: The Recovery Coach Challenge


  • Blog: The Recovery Coach Challenge
  • As recovery coaches gain popularity across the country, health centers to hospitals scramble to find ways to fund them
  • Massachusetts has been a national leader in addressing the opioid epidemic
  • Landmark legislation has helped to fund recovery support services across the state.

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Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Primary


Integrating Substance Use Disorder Treatment & Primary Health Care. Approaches that integrate addiction treatment with primary health care are needed now more than ever because: 1) we understand substance use disorder to be a chronic illness requiring ongoing recovery management rather than isolated episodes of treatment & 2) there has been a shift in health care to emphasize both

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Medication Assisted Treatments For Prisoners Reduce Risk


Medication assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based treatment that can help prisoners reduce their use of illicit opioids and avoid risky health behaviors such as injection drug use. Medications have been shown to be cost-effective for treating addiction in criminal justice populations (i.e., in health care, crime, and lost productivity

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Buprenorphine & Methadone Treatment Among Medicaid …


This study by Clark and colleagues used MassHealth data of members age 16 and older with a primary diagnosis of opioid abuse or dependence between 2004 and 2010 to examine the association between type of treatment episode (whether it was buprenorphine/naloxone, methadone, or behavioral health treatment) and relapse rates and total healthcare

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How Do Race, Age, And Mental Health Influence Opioid Use


Furthermore, due to negative historical experiences among minorities in the healthcare system, some individuals may mistrust the healthcare system, and in parallel, any medications prescribed by health care providers, leading to less engagement in OUD medication treatment. Depending on the prescribing options available at the clinical locations

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The Community As The Patient: How To Promote Community


For 5 years the authors were involved in a recovery-focused renovation in the behavioral healthcare system in Philadelphia, PA. They navigated a complex system of personal, family, neighborhood, and community health factors.

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21st Century Addiction Treatment: Integrating Technology


21st century Addiction Treatment: Integrating Technology into Community Programs. The field of telemedicine – a term used to describe technology-based or facilitated interventions (contrasted with conventional face-to-face interventions) – has made growing contributions to clinical addiction research.

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1 In 10 Americans Report Having Resolved A Significant


Change is possible. Individuals with more challenges and life-impacting substance problems (e.g., opioid versus cannabis substance of choice), however, may increase their chances of problem resolution by seeking formal services with medical and other health care professionals.

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Arthur Evans Jr., Ph.D.


  • Policymaker, clinical and community psychologist, healthcare innovator, Arthur C
  • Evans Jr., PhD, is the new CEO of the American Psychological Association (APA) and just completed twelve years as Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Service (DBHIDS)
  • The transformation of the Philadelphia service system has improved outcomes for people

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Did The Federal Parity Act Increase Access To Substance


In 2008, Congress passed the Mental Health Parity & Addiction Equity Act (2008 Parity Act), which went into effect in 2010. This law requires employer-sponsored health insurance plans, Medicare and Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, & state and local government health plans to cover substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health services to the same degree as other medical

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Stigmatization & Other Predictors Of Addiction


Only 2.5% of newly diagnosed participants reported health care service utilization for mental reasons in the past 12 months. Little more information was included in the study possibly due to the small sample size and low prevalence of substance dependence in the general population which made it difficult to capture a large amount of new cases.

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Initiating Methadone In Jail: Is It Cost Effective


Ratios (i.e., the difference in cost between each intervention, divided by the difference in their ability to produce a negative opioid urine drug test) were calculated to compare the cost-effectiveness of the interventions (i.e., the additional cost of the intervention and associated health care / criminal justice costs necessary to obtain one

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Mixing Meds: Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Adding


Mixing meds: Weighing the pros and cons of adding benzodiazepines to buprenorphine treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder. Benzodiazepines (a class of sedative medications best known by brand names like Valium, Xanax, and Klonopin) may be prescribed to patients who are receiving buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder (an opioid agonist medication best known in …

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Addiction Treatment (Rehab) Guide


Programs that strongly emphasize this continuing care aspect will provide more than just phone numbers or a list of people to call, but instead, will provide assertive linkages to community resources, on-going health care providers, peer-support groups, and recovery residences.

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How Important Is Suboxone Medication Adherence


For Policy makers: For patients on medication assisted treatment with buprenorphine (Suboxone), adhering consistently to their medication regimen is likely to both reduce opioid use, and according to findings from this study, could reduce health care utilization as well. Thus, ongoing medication adherence may both improve outcomes while cutting

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The Relationship Between Poly Drug Use & Mental Distress


These individuals are likely to suffer greater health consequences over time and confer a greater burden to the health care system. Consider funding innovative and targeted recovery support programs (e.g., more assertive continuing care and recovery management checkups; see Dennis and Scott, 2012 ) across several years for this group of patients.

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For Opioid Use Disorder Patients With More Challenges, A


This is because it was able to affect greater treatment response and improvements in quality of life leading to reduced need for costly health care services. Societal costs, including costs of criminal activity and National Health Service and personal social services costs, did …

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Stakeholder Opinions Of Internet Delivered Cognitive


Stakeholder opinions of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy as a treatment option for alcohol use disorders. Internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy has been found to be effective for treating alcohol use disorder in research trials, but it is not available as part of routine care in Canada.

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Quality Of Life Differences


In Norway, under the Municipal Health Care Act, non-psychotic adults with substance use disorder (SUD) can be involuntarily admitted to treatment for up to 3 months if their health is still at risk after exhaustive voluntary efforts. This raises the question of how quality of life (QoL) changes for compulsorily admitted (CA) patients after

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