The DEI Shift

The Breadth of Addiction Medicine

November 12, 2021 The DEI Shift Season 3 Episode 5
The DEI Shift
The Breadth of Addiction Medicine
Show Notes

In this episode, we explore the broad and timely topic of addiction. Dr. Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen joins us for a robust discussion about the continuum of care in Addiction Medicine. We review where addiction treatment occurs and the longitudinal nature of care that is needed. Dr. Chen discusses effective screening for substance use disorder, destigmatization of addiction, patient advocacy and the unique challenges and impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought with regard to rising use of substances.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define the terms dependence, substance use disorder, and addiction.
2. Summarize 3 practice settings where addiction treatment occurs.
3. List 4 of the key components of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s
multidimensional patient assessment for developing an addiction treatment plan.
4. Review some of the challenges with addiction in the setting of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Episode Credits:
Guest: Dr. Chwen-Yuen Angie Chen
Co-Hosts: Dr. Marianne Parshley, Dr. Brittäne Parker
Executive Producer: Dr. Tammy Lin 
Co-Executive Producers: Dr. Pooja Jaeel, Dr. Tiffany Leung
Senior Producers: Dr. Maggie Kozman, Dr. DJ Gaines
Editor/Assistant Producer: Joanna Jain
Production Assistants: Alexandra Babakanian, Ann Truong, Likitha Aradhyula
Website/Art Design: Ann Truong
Music: Chris Dingman

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