Addiction Treatment, Illicit Drug Abuse Information for Primary Care Physicians
Twin Town Treatment Centers provides intensive outpatient chemical dependency treatment for adolescents and adults at five locations in LA and Orange Counties. Twin Town’s services are accredited by JCAHO, certified by the State of California, and paid through contracts with over fifty (50) insurance/ managed care companies. To assist with providing referral information for your office, we’ve included a list of our larger payor contracts and some brochure panels which describe addiction screening criteria.
“Most physicians report(ed) that they ask patients about illicit drug abuse, but a substantial minority inadequately intervene in diagnosed drug abuse. Initiatives to promote physician involvement in illicit drug abuse should include strategies to increase physicians’ confidence in managing drug problems, engender optimism about the benefits of treatment, dispel concerns about patients’ sensitivity regarding substance use, and address perceived time limitations. “Screening and Intervention for Illicit Drug Abuse”, Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH; Deirdre McCullough, MS; Richard Saitz, MD, MPH Arch Intern Med. 2001;161:248-251
Twin Town communicates and coordinates care with physicians, therapists and employee assistance counselors. Such collaboration has been demonstrated to render much improved addiction treatment outcomes/ quality patient care.
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