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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at NSUH

The Division of Addictive Treatment Services offers a one-year ACGME accredited Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. Residents acquire the knowledge, skills and judgment to provide quality clinical care as well as an understanding of the etiology and course of addictive disease. The Fellowship provides training in a range of settings, including an in-patient detoxification unit, a consultation liaison service, an out-patient methadone program, an alcohol day program, an out-patient drug free/dual diagnosis program and an intensive out-patient service.

The curriculum provides the fellows with a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology of substance abuse, as well as of the pharmacology of all commonly abused substances and the available psychopharmacological interventions. The fellows master the biopsychosocial and functional concepts of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment under ongoing faculty supervision.

Two positions are available every academic year. Both fellows are given a one-year appointment to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment where they experience the functional and administrative workings of a refereed journal. Fellows assume a leadership role as they progress through the program and contribute to the development of the substance abuse field by teaching and consulting with junior residents, medical students, house staff and other program personnel. Upon completion of the program, the fellows will have integrated the science and therapeutic techniques of addictive illness into their general medical knowledge.

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