Integrating Addictions Care Into General Hospitals: Engaging People and Changing Systems | Honora Englander, MD

This presentation is part of the 2020 State of the Art in Addiction Medicine conference which covers an expansion of treatment into correctional health, hospital consultation services and emergency rooms. It will cover how, despite the pandemic, telehealth can reach those who are isolated. It will address the worrisome trends in fentanyl, methamphetamine, tobacco and benzodiazepines use; legalization of cannabis, treatment updates for youth, cannabis and alcohol in pregnant women; and novel treatments such as non-benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal and psychedelics for substance use disorders.  

Learners cannot sign up for individual lectures, only for the full 2020 State of the Art in Addiction Medicine. Please contact CSAM ( if you have any questions about this online educational offering. 

Target Audience

Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice

  1. Primary care, psychiatry and other specialty field clinicians who want a better understanding of addiction and to improve their care of patients with unhealthy substance use
  2. Public policy makers, administrators and advocates who want an understanding of the current state of the field of addiction and its grater implications including towards prevention, access to care, integrated systems of care and healthcare technology
  3. Other healthcare professionals, including psychologists, therapists, nurses, and addiction counselors, who are involved in the treatment of patients with or at risk of substance use

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize hospitalization as a reachable moment to initiate and coordinate addictions care
  • Describe an array of approaches to hospital addictions care including addiction consult services, workforce development (ECHO), and hospital-community partnerships
  • Apply lessons to identify opportunities in your practice settings
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance
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Honora Englander, MD

Dr. Honora Englander is an Associate Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She is an internist and addiction medicine physician. Her work focuses on improving care and systems for hospitalized adults with substance use disorder (SUD). Dr. Englander is founder and Principal Investigator of the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT), a nationally recognized model for hospital-based addiction care that includes physicians, social workers, and peers with lived experience in recovery. She is working to change the standard of care for hospitalized adults with substance use disorder by redesigning care and shifting our view of addiction from one of shame and stigma, towards one that embraces belonging, treatment, and healing. 

Dr. Englander has received numerous awards for her work transforming health systems including being named one of the Portland Business Journal’s ‘Top Forty under 40’ in 2015 and one of the American College of Physician’s Hospitalist TOP DOC in 2012. She has spoken at the National Academy of Sciences and published research in numerous medical journals including JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and the Journal of Addiction Medicine. 

DISCLOSURE: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing education credit is available for psychologists, therapists, substance use counselors, nurses and physician assistants.

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance


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