Substance Use Disorders Clinic

Larissa Mooney, MD & Benyamin Amrami, MD
Fri AM

The Substance Use Disorders Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic that incorporates intensive outpatient, general outpatient and opioid treatment program services. Substance use disorders treated include alcohol, opioid, cannabis, stimulant, sedative-hypnotic, and tobacco use disorders. Behavioral addictions (e.g. gambling) and impulse control disorders are also seen.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Residents will have the opportunity to gain expertise in evaluation and diagnosis of co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders and evidence-based pharmacological treatment approaches for these disorders.
  2. Residents will gain exposure to methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder.
  3. Residents will gain experience with the use of long-acting naltrexone (Vivitrol) for alcohol and opioid use disorders.
  4. Residents will have the opportunity to provide pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation.

Sample didactic topics include:

  1. Pharmacological management of addictive disorders (e.g., opioid, alcohol, stimulant, and tobacco use disorders) and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
  2. Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders (e.g., motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), contingency management).
  3. Clinical and neurobiological effects of substances (e.g. alcohol, cannabis, stimulants).
  4. Clinical case and journal article reviews.