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Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

Joseph Merrill, MD, MPH


University of Washington

Department of Medicine

Term Professor

Penny LeGate and Craig Tall

Addiction Medicine



Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Understand current national trends in alcohol and substance use disorders
  • Screen, assess, and consider pharmacologic treatment for patients with unhealthy alcohol use
  • Assess and manage prescription opioids, including assessment and treatment of opioid use disorders

[From the Winter 2022 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]