The Improving Addiction Care Team – IMPACT

Evidence Ranking: Promising

This collection compiles research and implementation materials from the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) program from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). IMPACT is an interprofessional, hospital-based addictions team that provides addiction medicine consults to patients being treated at OHSU who have a substance use disorder (SUD).

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Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) – A Summary

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Dr. Honora Englander

The Improving Addiction Care Team, or IMPACT, is an interprofessional hospital-based addictions team that meets people with substance use disorder (SUD) during the reachable moment of hospitalization at Oregon Health & Science University.

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Spotlight: Aware Recovery Care

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Addiction Policy Forum

A brief overview of Aware Recovery Care (ARC) substance use disorder (SUD) treatment model that provides in-home treatment from a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Operational in Connecticut and New Hampshire, the ARC model provides individualized, flexible services that address common barriers to accessing treatment such as difficulties with scheduling, or transportation, and provides SUD treatment in the person’s home environment where they will maintain their recovery. A study found that patients in ARC treatment models had recovery rates six times higher than the national average. Part of the Addiction Policy Forum’s Spotlight series which highlights innovative programs to address the opioid crisis.

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Recovery in the 21st Century Graphic

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Recovery Research Institute

This 1 page briefing paper summarizes the findings from a study of participants in In the Rooms, an online social network site for the recovery community. The study showed that recovery-specific social network sites show promise as part of the modern recovery community. More research into whether these sites help

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Resources to Treat Substance Use Disorder in the Acute Care Setting

Source: California Bridge Project

This toolkit contains clinical materials targeting treatment of substance use disorder in the acute care setting. It includes resources for hospital clinicians to adopt including clinical protocols, information about medication assisted treatment and induction protocols, treating patients with justice involvement,

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COVID-19 Resources

Source: National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine

The National Academies of Medicine’s COVID-19 response page includes resources for supporting individuals with substance use disorder and those who experience pain. It includes links to NAM’s publications and webinars as well as links to other organizations producing materials to address the needs of these individuals.

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Residential Treatment for Parents and Their Children: The Village Experience

Source: Valera Jackson

In the 1990s, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provided grants to create family-centered, residential substance use disorder treatment programs that allowed children to reside with their parents. This 2004 case study looks at the Families in Transitions program

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