Substance Use Disorders
February 4, 2022 -
 September 16, 2022
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

Universal Screening and Diagnosis of SUD in the Office-Based Setting
Friday • February 04, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Implementing the Obat Matrx Model for SUD
Friday • February 11, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Psilocybin for Smoking Cessation
Friday • February 18, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
MOUD: Which Option is Best for My Patient?
Friday • March 04, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Maximizing the Role of Your OBAT Support Staff
Friday • March 11, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Insomnia and Addiction
Friday • March 18, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Dosing Strategies for Buprenorphine in the Age of Fentanyl
Friday • April 01, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Overcoming Addiction Through Empathy
Friday • April 08, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
LGBTQ and Addiction
Friday • April 29, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Embracing the Long-Term Use of MOUD
Friday • May 06, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Overcoming Stigma: Language Matters
Friday • May 13, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Pediatrics and Addiction
Friday • May 20, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Initial and Follow-up Assessments for the SUD Encounter
Friday • June 03, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Place in Therapy for Injectable Buprenorphine
Friday • June 10, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Pregnancy and Addiction
Friday • June 24, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Drug Testing Interpretation
Friday • July 01, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Best Practices for Documenting the SUD Encounter
Friday • July 08, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Impact of COVID on Addiction
Friday • July 15, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Cannabis Use Disorder in the OUD Patient
Friday • August 05, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Measuring Treatment Goals
Friday • August 12, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Athletes and Addiction
Friday • August 19, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Psychedelics for SUD Treatment
Friday • September 02, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Recovery and a Whole-Centered Approach to Care
Friday • September 09, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM
Bipolar Disorder and Addiction
Friday • September 16, 2022
12:00 PM
- 1:00 PM