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The Pandemic Continues: Addiction Services

Jody Glance, MD, is medical director of Addiction Services at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh .Providing a range of services for patients with addiction to substances has never been easy. This podcast summarizes how, under Dr. Glance’ s leadership, treatment for patients continues despite difficulties, including changes in regulations, new staff learning that has permitted “detox at a distance”, protecting patients from COVID risk, modifications of prescription medication, and changes in group-treatment approaches.

Released: 8/14/20

References

FAQS: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA) Provision of methadone and buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the COVID -19 emergency ( Regulatory changes) April 21, 2020

Johnson SR, The Challenge of Treating addiction during the COVID-19 Outbreak: Modern Healthcare. April 13, pgs. 12,13.

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