Substance Use Disorders
October 7, 2022 -
 March 17, 2023
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fridays
12:00 PM -
 1:00 PM

The substance use crisis is worsening. One in ten adults reports starting or increasing the use of alcohol or drugs to cope with the pandemic. And over 107,000 drug overdose deaths were reported in 2021 – the highest on record and a nearly 15% increase from 2020.

How can healthcare providers continue to safely and compassionately manage, treat, and support clients with a substance use disorder in this climate?

Join us for an ECHO series focused on best practices and current thinking in a safe space for peer-to-peer learning and open dialogue. Led by medical experts and psychiatrists from the New Jersey Medical School and Rowan Medicine, discussion topics include understanding specific substances, integrating substance use disorder treatment in primary care settings, and medication-assisted approaches.

Series Leaders

  • Mohammad Addar, Master Black Belt, Operational Excellence, Cooper University Health Care
  • Rashi Aggarwal, MD, Associate Professor and Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • James Bailey, DO, Assistant Professor at RowanSOM and Medical Director of the NeuroMusculoskeletal Institute (NMI)
  • Clement Chen, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist/Academic Detailer, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Geoffrey Talis, MD, Psychiatry Resident, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Lanvin Taylor II, DO, NMI Rehabilitation Medicine Rowan University
  • Philip Wong, MD, Psychiatry Resident, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Describe the screening and management of substance use disorders in primary care settings
  • Identify pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients with substance use disorders
  • Propose strategies to initiate treatment in patients with substance use disorders
  • Identify non-pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients with substance use disorders
  • Explain how to integrate substance use disorder treatment in primary care setting
  • Recognize the importance of reducing stigma when coordinating and managing care for patients with substance use disorders
  • Recommend appropriate community resources for patients with substance use disorders

Continuing Education Accreditation

To view the CE Accreditation for CME, CNE, CPE, and Social Work credits,  click here.

Additional Information

Information regarding overdose deaths in the United States during 2021 obtained from CDC, to read more, click here.

Information regarding increase use of substances during the pandemic obtained from Kaiser Family Foundation, to read more, click here.

Sessions

Psychedelics for SUD Treatment
Friday • October 07, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Role of the Hospital in Substance Use Treatment Across the Continuum of Care
Friday • October 14, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Social Media and Substance Use Disorder
Friday • October 21, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Contaminants in the Opioid Drug Supply: A Focus on Xylazine
Friday • November 04, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Addressing OUD in Special Populations: A Focus on the Chronic Pain Patient
Friday • November 11, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Substance Use Disorder in Older Adult Population
Friday • November 18, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Terminating MOUD: When is it Appropriate?
Friday • December 02, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Initiatives and Programs to Increase Access to MOUD in New Jersey
Friday • December 09, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
ADHD and Substance Use Disorder
Friday • December 16, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Behavioral Counseling/Psychotherapy in OUD
Friday • January 06, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Culture Shift in SUD Treatment in Correctional Facilities
Friday • January 13, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
LGBTQ+ Mental Health & SUD: Minority Stress and Depression
Friday • January 20, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
The Pharmacist's Role in Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
Friday • February 03, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Achieving Recovery Capital
Friday • February 10, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
LGBTQ+ Mental Health & SUD: SBIRT-Assessing Alcohol and Substance Use among LGBTQ+ Populations
Friday • February 17, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Supporting Families of Patients with OUD 
Friday • March 03, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Quality Improvement Application: Case Studies
Friday • March 10, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
LGBTQ+ Mental Health & SUD: Homelessness and SUD in the LGBTQ+ Population 
Friday • March 17, 2023
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM