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Strategies for Tackling the Substance Use Disorder Surge in Primary Care

Published on October 11, 2023  |  By: RubiconMD

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a serious chronic mental health condition and major public health challenge. Recent surveys show that nearly 21M Americans live with at least one SUD, but only 10% of them receive treatment. Not seeking help can have serious and life-threatening consequences. Fentanyl alone is now a leading cause of death, responsible for a third of deaths among young people last year. But there is hope; intervention and treatment can begin in the primary care setting with the right support and resources. 

On Thursday, November 16, at 1 PM (MST), RubiconMD Collaborative Care Medical Director, Ludwing Salamanca, MD, PhD delves into SUD virtual care treatment strategies at the Going Digital Behavioral Health Tech conference. With his presentation, “Innovative Approaches in Primary Care: Tackling the Surge in SUD through Virtual & Equitable Access,” Dr. Salamanca shares how innovation in primary care can effectively address the rise in SUDs. Featuring three promising virtual care workflows that PCPs can deploy to improve treatment outcomes, Dr. Salamanca highlights the value to the clinical team and the patient for each approach. Session attendees will leave the discussion with a better understanding of how improved access to virtual care – from episodic interventions to fully-integrated CoCM — helps PCPs embrace a team-based approach.  

If you will be attending Going Digital BHT 2023, join this in-depth, actionable discussion while earning valuable CEs. You can also register to watch the livestream FREE.  Ready to learn more about RubiconMD virtual behavioral health solutions? Contact us to connect with Dr. Salamanca at the conference or schedule a live demo with our team.

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