Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder
June 17, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is considered the gold standard of care for opioid addiction and is a critical tool to combat the opioid epidemic. DBHIDS is actively supporting medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction in their network, recently mandating MAT in all residential addiction treatment facilities.
How has the provider network responded to the opioid epidemic and the department’s push for MAT?
Please join us for a Lunch and Learn with Dr. Rebecca Stewart, who recently completed a study interviewing community providers of substance abuse treatment assessing attitudes towards the adoption of MAT for opioid addiction. Her study included both providers who are adopting and those who have made the conscious decision not to adopt MAT. Dr. Stewart will discuss barriers and facilitators to the provision of MAT, as well as the implications of her results for future initiatives to increase the availability of evidence-based substance abuse treatment in our community.
Dr. Stewart is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Research Associate at the Penn Center for Mental Health. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from Princeton University. Dr. Stewart’s research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in public substance abuse and mental health settings, with a particular focus on non-adopters of EBPs. She is also interested in system financing, organizational financing, and incentives Dr. Stewart has examined how the principles of behavioral economics can enhance uptake of EBPs in behavioral health settings.
For more information email Carrie.Comeau@phila.gov.
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