Substance Abuse Disorders and Psychiatric Illness

Program Description 

With the special challenges presented by the dual diagnosis, a myriad of new pharmacological agents have been introduced for treatment of substance abuse disorders and psychiatric illness in the last few years. Intended for psychiatrists, this program will explore the underpinnings of substance abuse disorder, their relationship with other psychiatric comorbidities and understand the community-based treatment options for long term rehabilitation.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:

1)  Explain how psychosocial, neurobiological, and genetic factors contribute to comorbidity of substance abuse and mental illness.

2)  Describe the relationship between substance abuse disorders and other psychiatric comorbidities.

3) Summarize the recent advances in pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for patients suffering from substance abuse with or without other psychiatric illnesses.

4) Identify and evaluate the components of an effective integrated community-based treatment program.


  • Indiana Psychiatric Society Members--n/c
  • Students--n/c
  • Physicians--$100
  • PhD, AMP/RN--$75
  • LCSW,Therapist--$50

Event Schedule:

8:00 AM – 8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM
Donald P. Hay, MD – President, IPS

Andrew Skinner, MD – Medical Director, Saint John9s Anderson Center, Moderator


8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Sean O9Connor, MD – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University

Genetic Factors and the Predisposition of Addiction

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
R. Andrew Chambers, MD – Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Indiana University & Director, Laboratory for Translational Neuroscience of Dual Diagnosis Disorders

Neurobiological Basis of Dual Diagnosis Disorder: New Clinical Treatments and Implications for Rehabilitation

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Discussion

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Break and view exhibits

10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Timothy Kelly, MD – Medical Director, Fairbanks Hospital

Medical Detox and Pharmacological Interventions of Substance Abuse Disorders

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Rebecca Kelly, MD – Physician, Fairbanks Hospital

Community Based Treatment Options and Relapse Prevention for Recurrent Substance Use Disorders

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion

1:00 PM


Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Indiana University School of Medicine and the Indiana Psychiatric Society. Indiana University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
Indiana University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty Disclosure Statement
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, and planning committee members participating in an IUSM-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.

Name Sales End Price
Indiana Psychiatric Society Members Ended Free
Physicians Ended $100
PhD, AMP/RN Ended $75
LCSW,Therapist Ended $50
Students Ended Free
Display Fee Ended $750
St. Francis Ended $75

On the Web

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Substance Abuse And Mental Disorders Often Go …

Feb 21, 2014 · Substance Abuse And Mental Disorders ... Chambers has built a career investigating the connection between mental illness and substance use disorders ...

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