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Case Presentations from the Addiction Academy


In this article, a case-based format is used to address complex clinical issues in addiction medicine. The cases were developed from the authors’ practice experience, and were presented at the American College of Medical Toxicology Addiction Academy in 2015. Section I: Drug and Alcohol Dependence and Pain explores cases of patients with co-occurring pain and substance use disorders. Section II: Legal and Policy Issues in Substance Use Disorders highlights difficult legal and policy questions in addiction medicine. Section III: Special Populations and Addictive Disorders delves into the complexity of addiction in special populations (pregnant, pediatric, and geriatric patients).

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JoAn R. Laes, MD

Petro Levounis, MD, MA, FASAM

Daniel L. Sudakin, MD, MPH, FACMT

Edwin A. Salsitz, MD, FASAM

Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT (Moderator)

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Laes, J.R., Wiegand, T. Case Presentations from the Addiction Academy. J. Med. Toxicol. 12, 82–94 (2016).

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  • Addiction
  • Pregnancy
  • Legal
  • Chronic pain
  • Special populations