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The New Normal

The changes we are experiencing at work and home are unprecedented and will impact us well into the future as we work to define the new normal. While it is easy (and somewhat expected) that we fall into the gloom […]

Cessation Counseling for Tobacco Use

Over the last 4 years, we’ve seen the performance on Tobacco Use: Screening and Cessation Measure (CMS 138v6 / NQF 0028) rates increase, but recently you may have noticed a drop in your performance and wondered ‘what’s happening?’  Did something […]

Remove the Stigma: It’s Time to Treat Substance Use Disorders as a Chronic Condition

We would never opt to NOT treat an individual presenting with cardiac symptoms or a heart attack, nor blame them for lifestyle choices or actions they may have taken or not taken that got them there. In fact, only 1 in 10 people who need treatment for a substance use disorder is receiving care — a ratio that would be unfathomable for conditions such as diabetes or kidney cancer.

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