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Substance Use Disorder Clinics

According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 40.3 million Americans aged 12 or older had a substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year, up from 19.7 million in 2017. And almost half of these people also suffer from a mental illness. Moreover, according to the CDC, there were more than 100,000 overdose deaths in 2021. It is time we screen for and appropriately treat both SUD and the underlying mental illnesses that lead to addiction. The Proem solution can help.

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Substance use patient diagnosis and treatment

Identifying the Root Cause is Critical to Treatment

When it comes to battling substance use disorder, the question that should be asked of patients is “what are you trying to treat?” But often, substance misuse practitioners only treat the SUD because they lack the tools and resources to treat mental illness. Proem offers a new way to effectively identify, diagnose, treat and monitor substance use disorder and the underlying mental health disorders that often cause people to self-medicate with drugs and/or alcohol.

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Use One Tool to Assess for Multiple Disorders

A wide range of psychiatric conditions – including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – increase the risk of a SUD. With Proem, substance misuse practitioners can rely on one solution built into their workflow to assess SUDs at the same time as the most common adult and pediatric DSM-5 conditions so they can get to the underlying conditions that may be causing the SUD.

Screen Efficiently with Proven Accuracy

Screen Efficiently with Proven Accuracy

With hundreds of thousands of assessments completed and an 89% accuracy rating that only the SCID-5 can match, the digital Proem solution is proven to help providers make the right diagnosis the first time. For SUD practitioners, this gives peace of mind that they have a comprehensive picture of their patient so they can treat the whole person, not just the drug or alcohol dependence.

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Get Patients to the Right Treatment

Because substance misuse practitioners often lack extensive training in mental health, they need guidance to get their patients to the right resources and ensure SUD treatment doesn’t worsen other conditions. The Proem solution guides practitioners to the “next steps” for treatment based on presence and severity of symptoms to help patients with their SUD and mental illness if present.

How It Works

Easing the Pain of Mental Illness One Step at a Time

1  Quickly Identify Multiple Mental Health Conditions

Proem digital screeners can be completed in just three minutes before an appointment at the patient’s convenience or in a care setting based on preferred workflow. The screeners help quickly and accurately identify people who need further evaluation, catching mental illness and identifying comorbidities early on.

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2  Make the Right Diagnosis the First Time

Proem provides the world's leading, clinically validated, structured assessment interviews in digital format exclusively licensed from the top psychiatric professionals in behavioral health. Proem structured interviews are used by researchers and healthcare providers to make fast and accurate diagnoses so their patients get on the path to wellness more quickly.

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3  Direct Patients to the Resources they Need

Once a provider makes a diagnosis, knowing what to do next with a patient can be challenging. Proem’s proprietary clinical follow-up technology takes the guesswork out by suggesting activities as defined by providers that a patient can complete as part of treatment, such as online cognitive behavioral therapy, educational content or regularly timed symptom and severity measurement surveys.

Clinical Follow-Up Behavioral Health Patients

4  Track Patient Progress and Improvement in Function

With Proem monitors and severity measurement scales, providers and researchers can gather structured patient data on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This data is used to check the status of symptoms and assess the impact on a patient’s ability to function at work, school and life, enabling proactive treatment changes and measurement-based care.

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How We're Different

Helping the Whole Person, Not Just Treating the SUD

For patients who have a substance use disorder to truly get better, identifying and treating the root cause is paramount. The Proem solution makes it easy to diagnose mental illnesses that are contributing factors to a patient’s drug and alcohol use so treatment plans can be holistic.

  • Evidence-based measurements and scales fit within the SUD practitioner’s workflow.

  • Multi-dimensional screeners and assessments evaluate multiple mental illnesses to identify root causes of substance use.

  • Outcome and severity measurement tools help practitioners adjust treatments that aren’t working or continue those that are working.

  • Data collected at every step of the process provides the documentation needed to demonstrate verifiable patient outcomes.

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Give Your Patients the Complete Care They Deserve

Proem solutions can help you get to the root cause of your patient’s substance use so you can give them the best possible treatment.

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