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The Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in Unhoused Individuals


Housing is a critical social determinant of health that can complicate the treatment course for persons with substance use disorders. Dr. Denis Antoine has spent over a decade working in the addiction treatment space serving individuals who are unhoused. This talk will aim to review aspects of this population and will seek to review substance use disorder treatment models that have been tried in the past in addition to highlighting novel models that may be promising for the future.



  • Describe relevant epidemiologic findings regarding substance use disorders in unhoused populations.

  • Examine established and novel models of care to address substance use disorders in unhoused and other underserved populations.

  • Discuss factors to improve the sustainability of an academic-community collaboration focused on treating substance use disorders in unhoused populations



Denis Antoine II, M.D., is board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. He obtained his medical degree from Howard University, then completed his psychiatry residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and went on to complete an NIH-sponsored addiction research fellowship at the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit on the Johns Hopkins Bayview campus. He serves as the director of the Cornerstone Clinic at Helping Up Mission, Addiction Treatment Services clinics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which house the Center for Addiction and Pregnancy track. These programs help underserved populations with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. He is a core faculty member of the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Program where he serves as medical monitor and co-investigator of several NIH-funded clinical trials for the advancement of substance use disorder treatment. Beyond clinical care and research, he is a core faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, and is co-director of the Johns Hopkins Congregational Depression Awareness Program, which both aim to address health disparities in otherwise overlooked communities. He has been awarded the Francis J. Lentz Award by the National  Alliance for Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore chapter; received an “Extra Mile” Recognition from the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) in the category of mental health and trauma informed care; and is the recipient of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s 2022 Levi Watkins Jr. Ideal Award.


Starts: Nov. 16, 2023 12:00 pm
Ends: Nov. 16, 2023 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
November 16, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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