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Evidence-Based Care Models to Treat Substance Use Disorders are Growing

In a recent community needs assessment, substance use disorder was identified as a top health concern in the Lake Tahoe community. Through a partnership with PHI’s CA Bridge, Barton Health is now offering a robust substance use disorder program.

  • Tahoe Daily Tribune
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“Barton Health has expanded access to care for substance use disorder, offering treatment for greater Lake Tahoe community members experiencing addiction to opioids and other substances.

One in seven Americans aged 12 or older reports experiencing a SUD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and SUD is consistently identified as a top health concern in the Lake Tahoe community through the triennial Community Health Needs Assessment.

Barton’s robust SUD program is an outpatient service that utilizes medicated assisted treatment, dedicated providers with advanced certifications, and harm reduction tactics to address SUD in our community and provide the greatest chance of successful treatment and recovery. The program is reinforced by Barton’s partnership with CA Bridge, a program of the Public Health Institute, a nonprofit committed to ensuring California hospitals have evidence-based care models to treat SUD like any other life-threatening condition.

“SUDs are treatable, chronic diseases that can affect anyone, and it’s likely you or someone close to you has been affected by addiction,” said Dr. Jacob Marquette, board-certified addiction medicine specialist. “With more accessible SUD treatment close to home, we reduce barriers for our community members struggling with addiction so they can begin to heal and gain control of their life.”

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Originally published by Tahoe Daily Tribune

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