Health Disparities and Substance Use Disorder By Julia Brownfield, MPHE Director of Programs, Springs Recovery Connection Health disparities related to substance use disorder (SUD) can be defined as those preventable differences in the burden experienced by individuals based on specific demographics that exacerbate their vulnerability (1). Such demographic factors include race, ethnicity, education level, gender,
The Link between Schizophrenia and Marijuana Use By, Julia Brownfield, MPHE Director of Programs Springs Recovery Connection Marijuana is dried leaves, flowers, and stems derived from the hemp plant. The plant contains a mind-altering chemical called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the part of the plant that gets you high, and it’s also highly addictive.
Barriers to Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) By, Julia Brownfield, MPHE Director of Programs Springs Recovery Connection Even though research has shown the effectiveness of medically assisted treatment (MAT) for people suffering from substance use disorder (SUD), there are policy and procedure gaps that have subsequently led to low adoption, especially among treatment facilities across the
Recovery Self Efficacy By, Julia Brownfield, MPHE Director of Programs Springs Recovery Connection Self-efficacy after treatment has been shown to be an essential element in maintaining Recovery. Self-efficacy is defined as a person’s belief and confidence in achieving full Recovery (3). Self-efficacy influences the decision to reduce substance use and maintain the gains achieved during
Telemedicine for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment By, Julia Brownfield, MPHE Springs Recovery Connection, Director of Programs As technology advances, so does its application in various daily practices, including medicine. The emergence of the COVID-19 has probably accelerated the range of applications of different emerging technologies. Even so, estimates show that 13,000 beneficiaries of Medicare
CHWE has received federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to help respond to the staggering increase in substance-use, mental health needs, and substance-related deaths in the American workforce. This project works with partners and employers to educate businesses, guiding them in creating workplaces that support workers struggling with common behavioral health conditions including