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Evidence-Based Practices

As part of a multi-faceted campaign that includes other education and policy-focused efforts, not-for-profit Shatterproof has published a new guide that identifies stigmatizing language, offers alternative phrases, and provides research and rationale for why certain phrases should be used instead of others.
Different medical and nonmedical terms for opioid addiction can reduce specific types of stigma, but no singular term can reduce all potential stigma biases, according to a study conducted by Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Perspectives
While the national conversation on mental health and addiction treatment remains focused on expanding access, an equal focus on ensuring those services are delivered with high quality is needed.
Patients diagnosed with depression who also have co-occurring substance use disorders are less likely to receive depression care in line with established best practices, according to a study by researchers from the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System.
The initiative at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center is a six-month program that provides clinical experiential training and didactic learning opportunities to educate registered nurses on treating patients with substance use disorders.
Walter Miley and Mary Woods of WestBridge speak about what differentiates WestBridge's care plans as they tackle the challenge of integrated treatment. By focusing and honing care plans to meet the…
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