Substance Use Disorders Clinic
Larissa Mooney, MD & Benyamin Amrami, MD
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.
- 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.
- Residents will gain exposure to methadone and buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder.
- Residents will gain experience with the use of long-acting naltrexone (Vivitrol) for alcohol and opioid use disorders.
- Residents will have the opportunity to provide pharmacotherapy for tobacco cessation.
Sample didactic topics include:
- Pharmacological management of addictive disorders (e.g., opioid, alcohol, stimulant, and tobacco use disorders) and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
- Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders (e.g., motivational interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), contingency management).
- Clinical and neurobiological effects of substances (e.g. alcohol, cannabis, stimulants).
- Clinical case and journal article reviews.