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About Us

Built on 30 years of pioneering research, Yale’s Program in Addiction Medicine is internationally recognized. Known for developing innovative treatment models, training programs and attracting leaders in the field, Yale’s model programs have been replicated nationally and internationally.

We Have:

  • Created pioneering programs for the treatment of substance use disorders for hospitalized patients and those seen in Emergency Departments and general medical outpatient offices.
  • Collaborated across other departments to create and sustain a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment training program for residents and students.
  • Established an Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program that uniquely provides training in both clinical and research skills.
  • Established a career development program for young faculty aimed at honing their research and clinical skills in addiction medicine.
  • Developed an inter professional training program for students to gain early exposure to Addiction Medicine.
  • Established the Addiction Medicine Rounds lecture series, which draws affiliated and external speakers and participants from internal medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, infectious disease, psychology, nursing, health policy, and public health.
  • Developed an inpatient Addiction Medicine Consultation service.
  • Partnered with community organizations to increase access to care for patients with substance use disorders.
  • Created continuing educational and other training opportunities to providers in practice to improve identification and treatment of patients with substance use disorders.
  • Created educational opportunities regarding substance use disorders for medical, advanced practice nursing and physician associate students, residents, fellows and faculty

Research and Goals

Our research and services address:

  • Opioid use disorder
  • Overdose
  • At-risk drinking and alcohol use disorder
  • Tobacco use disorder
  • Other substance use
  • Assessment of pain and addiction
  • Treatment of pain, HIV, and/or Hepatitis C in patients with substance use disorders
  • Guidelines for prescribing commonly misused medications
  • Health risk and substance use prevention in youth

Our goals are to:

  • Lead the development of the field of Addiction Medicine.
  • Train leaders in the identification, prevention, and treatment of addictive disorders. 
  • Foster collaborations among scientists, faculty, and clinicians who share the common goal of addressing substance use and addiction in general medical settings.