The purpose of this presentation is to review the neurobiology of substance use disorders and how medications can effectively improve outcomes in SUD treatment by disrupting the cycle of addiction at various points.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify medications approved for the treatment of substance use disorders
- Recognize the distinct stages of the addiction cycle and how medications are able to pharmacologically disrupt this cycle.
- Discuss with a patient/client the benefits, risks, and limitations of various medications.
Dr. Ryan Jackman is a board-certified family medicine and addiction medicine physician. He attended medical school at The Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed family medicine residency and an addiction medicine residency in Colorado. He currently acts as the medical director for St. Mary’s Integrated Addiction Medicine clinic as well as a faculty member at St. Mary's Family Medicine Residency, both in Grand Junction, CO. Over the past four years he has served as the program director for a HRSA funded Rural Communities Opioid Response Program for multiple counties in Western Colorado.