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103. Interdisciplinary Teams: Integrating Addiction Treatment into Whole Person Care

103. Interdisciplinary Teams: Integrating Addiction Treatment into Whole Person Care

103. Interdisciplinary Teams: Integrating Addiction Treatment into Whole Person Care

Dr. Brian Hurley, President-Elect; American Society of Addiction Medicine; USA

Learning objectives:
  1. Describe the treatment gap and the rationale for integrating addiction treatment throughout all sectors of healthcare.
  2. Define the collaborative care model and discuss its role in managing behavioral health treatments within primary care.
  3. Compare and contrast the many definitions of integrated care and the role nurses play within integrated care models.

Approximately 5% of people with substance disorders obtain treatment for these conditions. Integrated care models, including the collaborative care model, have the potential to bring addiction treatment to the 95% of people who don’t seek it. Effective implementation of integrated care will require increasingly interdisciplinary teams explicitly inclusive of nurses, and these teams will need to directly address co-occurring mental health and addiction conditions. This session will describe a future of addiction treatment where addiction managed as a chronic disease largely in non-specialty settings by interdisciplinary teams, inclusive of nursing, who maintain integrated whole person care competencies.


Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM, FAPA is an addiction physician based in California and the Medical Director of the Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Brian currently serves as President-Elect of the ASAM Board of Directors and is slated to become the President of ASAM in April 2023. He is the Clinical Director of the Addiction Treatment Starts Here programs through the Center for Care Innovations, focused on increasing the delivery of medications for addiction treatment in California’s community health centers. He is a senior researcher at the Friends Research Institute; and is a primary investigator on a Tobacco Related Disease Prevention Program-funded project integrating smoking cessation services into community mental health centers and patient-centered medical homes. Additionally, Dr. Hurley is the grant lead for several Medications for Addiction Treatment Access Points’ projects funded by the Sierra Health Foundation supporting access to medications for addiction treatment across Los Angeles County. He is on faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, as a volunteer assistant clinical professor of addiction medicine in the department of family medicine.


MEETING ID: 858 6520 0828

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