Building a Professional Referral Network for Addiction Treatment

Having an established professional referral network for addiction treatment is becoming increasingly critical for healthcare providers. Almost 23 million people in the U.S. needed treatment for substance addiction in 2013.1 As the opioid crisis continues and the number of people suffering with addiction increases, many first-line healthcare providers will be tasked with the job of […]

How to Evaluate an Addiction Treatment Facility for Your Client

Are you a psychiatrist, general practitioner or mental health professional looking for an effective addiction treatment facility for your client? Referral to the right treatment program is a critical component of the process. All effective addiction treatment facility programs should have the following three general goals: Decreasing substance abuse or maintaining a substance-free life Improving […]

Recently, during clinical rounds, our treatment team engaged in a lively conversation about the clinical challenges we face when identifying substance use disorders in certain teenagers.  Among them is a misperception by many parents and clinicians that their teenagers must be drug-free because they (mistakenly) assume that high-functioning in school, participation on sports teams, and involvement in […]

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