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.
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.
Our country's drug policies are critical social determinants of health. If we want to improve the health of our patients, we need to do more than provide treatment, we need to speak up for drug policies that promote public health.
Thanks to our collective efforts, the California legislature has dedicated funding for another round of the Behavioral Health Pilot Project – potentially funding substance use navigators in all California hospitals!
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.
Here’s the most important takeaway of the “HHS Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder”: All prescribers with a valid state license and DEA can register for an X wavier without mandatory training.
Like many urban areas, Pomona has a significant homeless population and people with high rates of addiction and substance use disorders who end up among the 90,000 patients in the hospital’s hectic Emergency Department each year.
This EMS project has the potential not only to save lives in the community of Contra Costa County but to serve as a model for similar interventions across the state and nation.
New proposed guidelines may exempt physicians from the X-waiver requirement, with no limitations on prescribing buprenorphine for opioid use disorder treatment for emergency physicians and other hospital-based physicians.
Dr. Meggie Woods is a hospital champion for the CA Bridge program at Sutter Health, Alta Bates Summit in Oakland, CA. As a program champion, Dr. Woods ensures that the innovative program model is represented by at least one doctor within the hospital...