Rise of Fentanyl: New Risks, Current Treatments | Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH
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.
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Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Describe the epidemiology and time trends in opioid overdose mortality in the US
- State 2 possible exposure routes for illicit fentanyl use
- Explain one similarity and one difference in treatment for opioid use disorder in the synthetic opioid era
Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH
Dr. Dan Ciccarone is a board certified clinician in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. In his position as Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF he has been principal or co-investigator on numerous NIH sponsored public health research projects including his current Heroin in Transition study. He is a recognized international scholar on the medical, public health and public policy dimensions of substance use, risk and consequences. He is Associate Editor for the International Journal of Drug Policy and recently edited an IJDP special issue on the “triple wave crisis” of opioids, heroin and fentanyl in the US.
DISCLOSURE: Dr. Ciccarone has disclosed he receive consulting fees from Arbor Pharmaceuticals
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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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