08 Oct AdCare’s Shannon Korich, APRN-BC to Exhibit Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Poster at the Case Management Society of New England Conference (CMSNE)
AdCare’s Shannon Korich, APRN-BC, nurse practitioner, will exhibit “Medication Assisted Treatment in the Primary Care Setting” poster at the Case Management Society of New England Conference (CMSNE) October 10, 2018 in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Co-authored with AdCare Hospital Medical Director Mohammad Alhabbal, MD, the MAT poster supports the need for:
- Primary care involvement in the screening and treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), including Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
- Case management referrals to MAT and behavioral treatment
- Addiction specialist consultations regarding MAT and the initiation of treatment
- Multi-disciplinary approach that includes medication-assisted treatment and behavioral therapy such as individual /group counseling, inpatient and residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, partial hospital programs, case management, recovery, support services, 12-step fellowship, and/or peer supports.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a prevalent disease that leads to multiple comorbid diseases, poor quality of life, and financial burden for individuals and society. Primary care and case management professionals play a vital role in the recovery support network for individuals and families struggling with substance use. Their involvement leads to an increase in treatment and recovery, as well as a reduction in the multiple comorbid diseases, poor quality of life, and financial burden for individuals and society caused by substance use disorders. For more information 2018 CMSNE Conference.