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ETS on Addicts , Naloxone & Our Society

Molly Carney

ETS Executive Director Molly Carney

Partner Highlight

Evergreen Treatment Services ( ETS ) Executive Director Molly Carney and Research and Training Manager K. Michelle Peavy wrote an article entitled “A lifesaving drug for opioid addicts, but it’s not easy to get” that was published in the Seattle Times. It detailed their experiences in the treatment field; the importance of Naloxone (Narcan) and the pressing need for a shift in our nation’s perception of “addicts.”

Often reported in the news Naloxone (Narcan) is helping to save the lives of people who would otherwise succumb to overdose. The regulations about obtaining this life-saving medicine are hopefully expanding to other categories of people besides police and EMTs who are likely to need to administer Naloxone. Nevertheless, ETS makes the point that the focus should be on the public’s perception and treatment of people affected by addiction.

Michelle Peavy

ETS Training Manager K. Michelle Peavy

Funding of recovery support is often outweighed by public opinion that finds it’s ‘not my fault, not my problem’. Looking at the associated costs of treatment, the taxpayers may prefer to have their tax dollars spent on projects or causes that are perceived to be more deserving. However, it is important to consider the cost of not providing treatment. Whether or not one feels that the community should be responsible for helping addicted individuals, one should not outweigh the very real and steep costs associated with individuals who are not in treatment; ER visits, jail time, etc. According to the State Department of Social and Health Services, “the risk of felony conviction is 83 percent lower for those in methadone treatment for more than one year, compared to opioid addicts who are untreated.” The National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA) estimates that illicit drug abuse costs our nation over 193 billion dollars annually in the form of crime, lost work productivity and healthcare.

In short the authors deduced that, “We need an integrated approach, which includes expanded access to treatment, to drive down rates of overdose and address opioid addiction.”

Read the full article: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/a-lifesaving-drug-for-opioid-addicts-but-its-not-easy-to-get/

About ETS

evergreen logo newsEvergreen Treatment Services is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which has been delivering evidence-based addiction treatment services in Western Washington since 1973.  Since our founding, we have earned a nationwide reputation for excellence in our work.  Our interdisciplinary team of professionals includes clinicians with advanced degrees in medicine, psychiatry, nursing, psychology, social work, and counseling.

ETS uses a comprehensive approach to treatment which combines medication assisted treatment with wrap-around services such as counseling, mental health care, and case management services.

SMART EHR at Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference

Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference

utah fall substance abuse conferenceSMART Management, Inc is excited to attend the Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference. The substance use disorders conference is being held September, 24th – 26th at The Dixie Convention Center located in St. George, UT.

In fact, this is SMART’s first year attending the Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference. Particularly, we are drawn to this conference for its proven informational benefits to substance abuse treatment professionals. Moreover, attendees are committed to learning more about the field and to educating others on treatment best practices.

utah fall substance abuse conferenceSubstance Abuse Treatment in Utah

Utah treatment providers have chosen the SMART Solution’s opioid treatment EHR to improve their productivity and workflows. Most notably, we have proudly served Utah customer Discovery House – The Center for Recovery and Hope for more than 18 years. As a result, we have refined our EHR Software to meet the needs of this unique multi-modality Utah Treatment Organization. Furthermore, our customized Utah State model allows opioid treatment teams to increase efficiency when processing and implementing billing and clinical documentation requirements. SMART Software understands your needs and how to add value to your organization with:

  • Comprehensive solutions
  • Robust Features
  • Multi-program capacity
  • Revenue Management
  • Meaningful use
  • Customer support 24/7

SMART Software is a continuously evolving, 100% paperless EHR tool. We are up-to-date and in touch with the ever-changing needs of Utah Substance Treatment, Behavioral and Mental Health Services. So, stop by our conference booth, get to know us, grab a cup of espresso, take a tour of the SMART Solution.

Also, come see why leading treatment providers have chosen our Software for all of their EHR needs. We look forward to seeing our current Utah State customers and meeting other area treatment facilities.
    

 

SMART EHR Customer Kū Aloha Ola Mau

Renewed Partnership! Ku Aloha Ola Mau

Kū Aloha Ola MauAnnouncing Ku Aloha Ola Mau’s Renewed Partnership!

SMART is pleased to announce that after nearly two decades of being a SMART partner,  Ku Aloha Ola Mau has chosen to renew their partnership with SMART Software! Ku Aloha Ola Mau is “a place of healing and recovery for those dealing with chemical dependency and their ohana” (family). Since their inception as Drug Addiction Services of Hawaii in 1976, Ku Aloha Ola Mau has made it their mission to provide support to individuals struggling with dependency.  With locations in Honolulu, Hilo and Puna, Ku Aloha helps approximately 400 people daily and strives to restore meaningful healthy lives for all Hawaii communities through responsive and responsible action toward present and future needs to prevent and treat addiction. “We continue to transform and grow true to our name, which means “stand lovingly and compassionately in everlasting life and health.”  We stand for those who are struggling to attain recovery, with services given with the utmost Aloha.” Their treatment outcomes have a track record of matching or exceeding the state average. Some of their programs and services include;  Buprenorphine Services Program and  Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services, Opioid Treatment Program.

SMART is excited for our renewed partnership and looks forward to serving Ku Aloha Ola Mau’s future needs.

SMART EHR Customer CODAC Behavioral Health

CODAC Upgrades to SMART Software Version 3.2

CODAC Behavioral Health Rhode Island Substance Abuse Treatment Icon CODAC upgrades to SMART Software Version 3.2 at all 5 locations.

CODAC started using the first CMS version of SMART in 1998.  March 2012, they began updating to the newest version of SMART in all 5 of their locations.  SMART’s relationship with CODAC has spanned 20 years.  It is rewarding to have them upgrade to the latest version of SMART and see them benefit from all the features. they  has been a RI substance abuse and behavioral health cornerstone providing a myriad of outpatient recovery, treatment and prevention services to those struggling with the challenges of substance abuse, behavioral healthcare issues since 1971.