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Revolutionizing Substance Use Treatment in Emergency Departments

2023-03-14T14:26:43-07:006 Dec 2021|

Being part of the CA Bridge program and hearing patients' stories changed Dr. Jennifer Zhan's life dramatically. She became instrumental in bringing a new, life-saving model of addiction treatment to her hospital. She also joined the CA Bridge team to change the standard of care at hospitals throughout the state.

Shedding Light on Youth Substance Use

2021-11-09T15:16:54-08:009 Nov 2021|

It can be uncomfortable to acknowledge that young people use drugs. However, many substance use disorders begin before adulthood, so families and clinicians must address this issue early on. CA Bridge is partnering with California Youth Opioid Response (YOR California) to increase access to care for youth.

A Doctor’s Perspective on Helping Drug Users Survive, Not Abstain

2021-08-05T12:15:35-07:004 Aug 2021|

Join Dr. Herring calls for medication for addiction treatment and harm reduction practices to be the standard of care in all hospitals. You can save more lives by signing up for the latest training and resources or reaching out for individualized technical assistance to adequately treat substance use disorders at your hospital.

Changing the Drug Culture in Mendocino

2023-03-14T14:11:06-07:0023 Jul 2021|

Mendocino County is beloved for its miles of gorgeous, unspoiled coastal beaches, rolling hills, and charming towns. But the bucolic landscape hides another picture. The rural northern California county is also known for extreme poverty, serious unemployment with limited options for upward mobility, and some of the highest rates of substance use and addiction in the state.

Centers of Excellence Hospitals Address the Overdose Epidemic  

2021-06-01T15:44:30-07:0021 May 2021|

California hospitals join forces to identify best practices for addiction treatment, adapting the latest evidence-based treatment for real-world medical settings. The Centers of Excellence addresses the overdose epidemic specifically by treating opioid and stimulant use disorders. 

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