Updates in Addiction Medicine 2016

Thursday, June 22, 2017: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Lafayette Park (Grand Hyatt Washington)
This workshop will review advances and challenges in addiction medicine with the goal of improving the health of homeless individuals. The training will include a basic review of the neurobiology of substance effects and addiction. Topics will include updates on : The medical effects of substance use on health; Cannabis and cannabinoids; "new drugs of abuse"; substance use effects in pregnancy; Naltrexone for alcohol use disorder;  buprenorphne and methadone and why they are not “substituting one addiction for another”; and treating substance users with co-occurring disorders such as ADHD, chronic pain and mental health disorders.
Barry Zevin, MD (Medical Director, SFDPH Street Medicine and Shelter Health)
Joanna Eveland, MD, Board Certified American Board of Addiction Medicine (Associate Medical Director, Tom Waddell Urban Health Clinic and Clinical Chief for Special Populations, Mission Neighborhood Health Center)
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