You will learn to manage patients with alcohol and other substance use disorders, including prescribed medications and other non-proprietary drug use.
You will learn to recognize addiction problems, perform referrals appropriately and effectively, manage patients who refuse referral, work in conjunction with addiction medicine specialists for patients who accept referral and integrate addiction medicine with management of the numerous comorbid medical and psychiatric disorders these patients often exhibit.
We have a nationally accredited addiction medicine fellowship. A number of physicians in our department are board certified or eligible in addiction medicine, and several of our physicians run an office-based opioid maintenance program.
You will also gain experience helping patients identify resources in the community that are often needed and used by addiction medicine patients.