Substance Use Disorder Treatment Resources and Training
With the understanding that substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease, it is more effectively treated in the chronic care model. The chronic care model is an organizational approach to caring for people with chronic disease, e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, and opioid use disorder. The model is a practical, supportive, evidence-based approach to interactions between patients and their treatment team.
Educating ourselves is one way to improve the care of people with SUD. The purpose of this page is to deliver resources and training opportunities for providers, clinicians, and care team members working with patients who have SUD. It includes information about screening, referrals, communication skills, patient safety and education materials, and evidence based treatment.