Integrating Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy (March/April)

Date of Issue: 03/01/2021 | Volume: 9 | Number: 2

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

How best ought we integrate psychotherapy with medications? Dr. Marienfeld offers concrete strategies. Plus, updated guidelines on management of opioid use disorder in perioperative and emergency settings, and an observational study of marijuana’s impact on quality of life.

In This Issue

In Brief

The Other Pandemic

Topics: Opioids | Stimulants

Predictions that overdose mortality would worsen during the COVID-19 pandemic have unfortunately proven accurate. Recent data outlined in an alert by the CDC show that rates of overdose deaths from opioids and stimulants have accelerated at an alarming rate.

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Clinical Update

Perioperative Pain Management in Opioid Use Disorder

Topics: Buprenorphine | Collaborative care | Methadone | Opioid Use Disorder | Opioids | Pain

Previously, clinicians commonly stopped opioid agonists (methadone and buprenorphine) to simplify pain control during and after surgery. New guidance from the American Society of Addiction Medicine now suggests otherwise.

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Expert Q&A

Integrating Medication Prescribing and Psychotherapy

Topics: Addiction Treatment | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Motivational Interviewing | Therapy during medication appointment

Dr. Marienfeld shares strategies of how to turn short clinical appointments meant “only” for medication management into rich therapeutic interactions. She outlines specific techniques drawn from Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that you can start implementing in office visits right away

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Clinical Update

Management of Opioid Withdrawal in the Emergency Setting

Topics: Collaborative care | Detoxification | Harm reduction | Opioid Use Disorder | Opioids | Withdrawal

An emergency department visit can be a “reachable moment” for people with unhealthy opioid use. Here, we review pharmacologic and harm-reduction strategies for use in those settings—and how to advocate for your patients when consulting with emergency clinicians.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Integrating Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy, CATR, March/April 2021

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers only. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 1 CME credit.

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