Incorporating Trauma-Informed Approaches in Substance Use Screenings

Screening for prior substance use history is essential for identifying risks associated with drug use. Unfortunately, providers may not know how to ask questions that will identify patients at risk for overdose and may avoid screening patients for substance use disorder. This may contribute to loss of care or missed opportunities to discuss harm reduction with patients. Likewise, patients may withhold important information about their drug use.

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Presented by: Silvana Mazzella, BSW, MA