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CIN Connections, Fall 2018: Integrating Primary Care and Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Date: 
Oct. 18, 2018

Ensuring that Californians have timely access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment that is appropriately linked to their physical health care represents a huge challenge and opportunity for health leaders, providers, and care teams throughout the state.

This issue of CIN Connections features actionable information to better integrate primary care and SUD treatment:

  • Strategies for lowering costs while addressing substance use disorder head-on
  • Recommendations for treating SUD as a chronic disease
  • Lessons on creating a true continuum of care for behavioral health
  • Tips and tools for addressing behavioral health workforce challenges
  • Opportunities for learning and action

“Language matters. A person struggling with addiction or a SUD is not an ‘addict,’ ‘drug abuser,’ or ‘user.’ Drug tests should not result in ‘clean’ and ‘dirty.'”

 

 

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