ACMT Addiction Medicine Section
Chair: Timothy Wiegand, MD
ACMT has specifically identified Addition Medicine as a career pathway and priority for the development of practice models forinterested physicians and while not all Medical Toxicologists will be working primarily in this area the understanding the principals of addictive disorders and being current in treatment modalities and integrative approaches for the care of patients with drug or alcohol use disorders is imperative for Medical Toxicologists The Addiction Medicine section will focus on creating awareness and understanding of the treatment of addictive disorders as well as on creating opportunities for Medical Toxicologists to network, find mentors who practice in this area as well as develop a respository of information and educational materials for use in educational activities related to addiction medicine. Section meetings will occur bi annually at the NACCT fall conference and the ACMT Sprince Science symposium and opportunities to interact with other Toxicologists with interest in this area via webinar, teleconference and at other regional and national meetings will also be regularly listed. Working with other groups involved in Addiction Medicine, in particular ASAM (the American Society of Addiction Medicine), developing practices in the treatment of opioid, alcohol and other drug dependences (i.e. OBOT or Suboxone clinics), learning how to add addiction med services such as counseling and medication treatment (i.e. buprenorphine or 'Suboxone') to your billing and coding as consultant or via outpatient clinics and adding an Addiction Medicine curriculum to your Toxicology rotation curriculum are also focuses of the Addiction Medicine Section. Please see the forum as well as the newsletter for recent postings and contact the section chair if your interested in becoming involved.