Medical Complications of Addiction (2019) | Py Driscoll, MD

This presentation is part of the Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019, an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. Together with the other presentations it can serve as a broad review for clinicians, a review of the basics for newcomers, or a starting point for those preparing to sit for the ABPM Board Examination in Addiction Medicine. 

Learners cannot sign up for individual lectures, only for the full Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019. 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
  • Primary care clinicians who want to get a better understanding of addiction and manage patients with addictions in their practice
  • Public health officials who want an understanding of the current state of addiction treatment
  • Non-physicians who are involved in the treatment of addiction
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Helen “Py” Driscoll, MD  

Consulting Physician: Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine at Alta Mira Recovery Program in Sausalito California Dr. Driscoll serves as a primary independent consulting medical physician and is responsible for the detoxification and medical needs the residential clients. She is board certified in both Internal and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Driscoll has 21 years of experience at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland where she completed her residency and later served as an attending hospitalist instructing a team of residents, interns, and medical students. She has cared for over 7,500 patients suffering from medical complications caused by addiction. Dr. Driscoll earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and Bachelor’s in Human Biology at Brown University. 

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/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 15 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

  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance


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