Up until recently, primary care and mental health treatment settings have not been treatment settings where opiate replacement programs (e.g. methadone) operate. Opiate treatment programs have traditionally been thought of as stand-alone programs that tended to work in isolation. Recent advances and initiatives have changed this model of treatment and now, opiate replacement therapy can be a place where there is an integration of primary care and mental health settings. Healthcare providers from a variety of levels and background, including doctors, nursing social workers, therapists, counselors and health care educators can transform the opiate replacement program into a fully integrated and multidisciplinary program.
Access “Integrating Against Treatment in Primary Care and Mental Health Settings: A Clinical Model” at: https://pcssnow.org/event/integrating-agonist-treatment-in-primary-care-and-mental-health-settings-a-clinical-model/