Deaths due to drug overdose increased in California from 12.7 per 100,000 in 2015 to 24.2 per 100,000 in 2020. Addiction and Substance User Disorder (SUD) can be acknowledged without judgement and treated through appropriate medical, social, and mental health approaches.
CAFP supports family physicians through programs in education, outreach and treatment for patients with substance use disorder.
Do you use Medication for your patients with Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD)? You can be a MOUD Champion and share your expertise with peers seeking to build MOUD into their practice.
This program is sponsored by the California Academy of Family Physicians (CAFP) and supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).
More than 10 Activities in Homeroom including:
Your Words Matter
Family Physicians can help destigmatize the disease of addiction by using deliberate language. For example, NIDA suggests using MOUD or other terms in place of MAT. Read on to find out why.