SUD

Massive open online course for Brazilian healthcare providers working with substance use disorders: Curriculum design

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Monteiro, E.P., Gomide, H.P. & Remor, E. Massive open online course for Brazilian healthcare providers working with substance use disorders: curriculum design. BMC Med Educ 20, 240 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02162-w
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Background:

Interpersonal and technical skills are required for the care of people living with substance use disorders. Considering the applicability and usability of online courses as continuing professional education initiatives, this study aimed to describe the content design process of an introductory-level healthcare-centered Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

Staff experiences of encountering and treating outpatients with substance use disorder in the psychiatric context: a qualitative study

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Petersén, E., Thurang, A. & Berman, A.H. Staff experiences of encountering and treating outpatients with substance use disorder in the psychiatric context: a qualitative study. Addict Sci Clin Pract 16, 29 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13722-021-00235-9
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High comorbidity exists between mental illness and substance use disorders (SUD). Patients in psychiatry living with problematic alcohol or drug consumption can experience a sense of exclusion, where seeking help for SUD can be perceived as stigmatizing. The aim of this study is to illuminate staff experiences of encountering patients with SUD within the psychiatric outpatient context.

Assessment of Annual Cost of Substance Use Disorder in US Hospitals

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Peterson C, Li M, Xu L, Mikosz CA, Luo F. Assessment of Annual Cost of Substance Use Disorder in US Hospitals. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(3):e210242. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0242
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Importance  A persistently high US drug overdose death toll and increasing health care use associated with substance use disorder (SUD) create urgency for comprehensive estimates of attributable direct costs, which can assist in identifying cost-effective ways to prevent SUD and help people to receive effective treatment.

 

Opening Ceremony of the III International Batch for UTC

Mangalore, India, India,

Ecolink Institute of Well-being, an approved Training Provider of the Colombo Plan has opened its third Batch of International participants to Universal Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Professionals on 13 February, 2021. The students will undergo Curriculum 1-8 in a weekend course from 3 pm to 8 pm (IST).

Global Training on Universal Treatment Curriculum, Starting from Feb 8

Mangalore, India, India,

Ecolink Institute, India in Collaboration with the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme hosts 3rd International Online Course on Universal Treatment Curriculum on Substance Use Disorder Management from 8 February 2021. Applications invited from around the globe. We are making UTC available and affordable with good quality training online by our Global Master Trainers including Dr. Thirumagal and Aditi.

Barriers, Facilitators, and Disparities in Retention for Adolescents in Treatment for Substance Use Disorders: A Qualitative Study with Treatment Providers

Citation
Acevedo, A., Harvey, N., Kamanu, M. et al. Barriers, facilitators, and disparities in retention for adolescents in treatment for substance use disorders: a qualitative study with treatment providers. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 15, 42 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-020-00284-4
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Retention in substance use treatment is one of the strongest predictors of improved outcomes among adolescents, making retention an important goal of treatment. We examined treatment providers’ perspectives on barriers and facilitators to treatment retention among adolescents, and their views on contributors to racial/ethnic disparities in retention including ways to address disparities.