AdCare’s Shannon Korich, APRN-BC to Exhibit Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Poster at the Case Management Society of New England Conference (CMSNE)

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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.