Addictions and New Approaches to Treatment
Dr. Alexander Blount is a member of the National Integration Academy Council, the governing body for the Integration Academy of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). On December 6th and 7th of 2016, Dr. Blount attended the meeting of the council as they begin a new project for AHRQ. The project is to provide technical assistance and evaluation for health systems who are grantees in developing medically assisted treatment for opioid abuse. The Integration Academy was chosen for this role because medically assisted treatment needs to be provided within a biopsychosocial approach to addictions.