The Road to Recovery and Treating Addiction in Prison: The Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program

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

  • Understand how we approach the care of addiction in California's prison system, the plan for inmates after transitioning to community, and unique challenges of delivering this care in our institutions
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
  • 1.00 Attendance
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Renee Kanan, MD

DISCLOSURE: No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Eric Hargis, DO

Dr. Hargis is a AOA Family Medicine board certified physician (Addiction medicine certification eligible awaiting 12/20 exam) who was clinically trained in addiction medicine and has been practicing primary care and addiction medicine since 2014. He has been working with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) since 2016, most recently as a physician with the Addiction Medicine team with the in Southern California. Over the last year he has helped expand the addiction medicine delivery of care across the state by providing X-waiver training as a certified PCSS trainer and direct training in addiciton medicine to primary care physicians. He has provided direct addiction medicine care to inmates at various institutions while providing assistance in program refinement and development.

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 1 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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