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Best Practice Brief – Kick Start the Quit at Avera Addiction Care Center

November 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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Admitting the need for help is the first step toward recovery. Avera Addiction Care Center in Aberdeen focuses on treatment for the whole person to encourage and promote healing and recovery. Use of tobacco and vaping products often go hand-in-hand with alcohol, drugs, and gambling.  Coordinating the delivery of a Kick Start Kit at the time of admission eases the transition to a tobacco free environment and extends the health care team for addiction support.

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  1. Highlight the focus on addiction in the Aberdeen community
  2. Describe the process for integrating the Kick Start Toolkit
  3. Encourage collaboration and community engagement to reduce the impact of addiction

Speaker: Jordan Mounga, Avera Addiction Care Center

Best Practice Briefs are 20-minute micro-learning sessions to highlight successful system and policy change. The briefs are short, to the point, and real. Real people and real processes that really work! This series is brought to you by the South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) in partnership with Great Plains Quality Innovation Network. For all Best Practice Brief Series sessions, visit the SDFMC site.