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Substance Use Disorder in the Time of COVID
Robert C. Sherrick, MD
Chief Medical Officer for Community Medical Services
President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify national trends in the distribution and use of alcohol, stimulants, and opioids and how they have changed with COVID.
- Describe how COVID has affected the availability of treatment, harm reduction, and remission maintenance programs under COVID.
- Review how one group of Opioid Treatment Programs (over 15,000 patients in 9 states from AK to TX) has responded to COVID and the data trends since the onset of the pandemic.
- Understand important changes in SUD treatment going forward, especially as it relates to medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD).
The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.
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