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Turning Leaf Recovery Network's team of professionals will be traveling throughout the state of Montana to provide information on Inpatient Treatment options for individuals struggling with Addiction.

Our passion is connecting with individuals within the community to Connect-Educate-Create Awareness for those individuals struggling with Addiction.

Friends, families, neighbors, co-workers, employers & individuals struggling with Addiction are welcome to attend.

Turning Leaf Recovery Network's Team will be traveling across Montana to reach out to Providers, Addiction Counselors and their staff.

We hope to further develop relationships and connect with professional members within the community to assist individuals who are struggling with Addiction.The role of the physician in addiction prevention and treatment. Miller NS1, Sheppard LM. Author information.

With increasing pressure on general physicians by managed care organizations and the public to treat and advocate for drug and alcohol addicted patients, it is more necessary than ever that physicians have the knowledge and skills to appropriately address this segment of the population. Specifically, physicians need a better understanding of the prevalence of alcohol and drug dependence in a variety of populations, along with increased awareness of the economic impact of addictive illnesses on our society. Routine screening questions should be incorporated into patient encounters, and physicians should be able to identify environments that may pose a risk for the development of addiction. Physicians need training and practice in referring patients to treatment teams, monitoring patients in recovery, and providing interventions that will eliminate or reduce substance abuse before it becomes addiction.

The treatment outcomes in abstinence-based programs, particularly those combined with referral to AA, have been encouraging, demonstrating that addiction is a treatable illness and not a character defect. In addition, several studies provide evidence that addiction treatment is cost-beneficial, resulting in reduced medical costs, lowered absenteeism, and increased productivity. Despite these encouraging results, there is still room for improvement. Treatment is not always effective, and it is not sufficiently available to everyone who needs it. Addicted individuals are both stigmatized and marginalized, and many are too ill to advocate for themselves.

Widespread recognition in the medical community of addiction as a treatable illness will contribute to a greater understanding of addictive disorders and reduce the stigma attached to the diagnosis and treatment of addiction. For this to occur, better training for physicians in the recognition and management of addictive disorders, starting at the medical school level, is necessary.

The approval of addiction medicine as a clinical specialty by the American Medical Association also has helped to advance the legitimacy of addiction as a treatable illness, and provides a focal point for the synthesis and integration of clinical, teaching, and research activities central to addiction medicine.

The combination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes outlined in the article will go a long way toward increasing physicians' abilities to assist their patients with recovery from addiction."




Turning Leaf Recovery Network Calendar

June 2, 2017

SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL RECOVERY MONTH

Saturday, September 23, 2017 Location:  Montana Expo Park, Great Falls, Montana Family Living Center More information will follow . . .  
June 2, 2017

Exhibition at the Montana State Fair

Turning Leaf Recovery Network  will be exhibiting at the Montana State Fair @ the Expo Park, Great Falls, Montana July 28th – August 5th, 2017 More […]
June 2, 2017

Community Seminar/ date to be determined for June

June 2, 2017

Billings, Montana Medical Professionals June 28th & 29th

June 2, 2017

Community Seminar/ date to be determined for June

June 2, 2017

Butte & Helena, Montana Medical Professionals – June 21st & 22nd

June 2, 2017

Community Seminar/ date to be determined for June

June 2, 2017

Livingston & Bozeman, Montana Medical Professionals – June 14th & 15th

June 2, 2017

Community Seminar/date to be determined for June

June 2, 2017

Great Falls, Montana Medical Professionals

June 7th & 8th