Streamline Efforts to Help Clinicians Address Opioid Use Disorders
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI, Feb. 22, 2018—Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS), a grant project funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is launching a new, streamlined website to make educational resources, trainings, and mentoring on substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders easier for healthcare professionals to access.
pcssNOW.org marks a natural transition from two SAMHSA-funded projects —PCSS for Medication Assisted Treatment and PCSS for Opioid Therapies—to a single overarching approach dedicated to providing cutting edge, evidence-based information on preventing and treating substance use disorders (SUD) with co-occurring mental disorders, chronic pain, and opioid use disorders (OUD).
“This is a logical and efficient approach that reinforces the need to address the interface between preventing and treating pain with opioids and the use of medications in treating opioid use disorders,” says Kathryn Cates-Wessel, CEO-AAAP, Principal Investigator and Project Director for both PCSS projects. “By consolidating all of our trainings and resources into a single website, clinicians will be more likely to access a broader, more comprehensive array of trainings and educational resources in the evidence-based practices they need to effectively treat their patients with SUD and OUD.”