Hi, So I have read you want to stay far away from mentioning addiction if you can. In my case, I think I will have to mention it. I struggled with substance use, domestic violence, homelessness, and mental health issues for the better part of my early twenties. I found out I was pregnant and...
  2. PikminOC

    Evidence based Addiction Residential treatment

    There are many pop up addiction treatment programs. Can the people of SDN please help me with the evidence based residential treatment programs? Thank you.
  3. K

    Other How to Explain Leaving Previous Residency Program on my Fellowship Application

    Hey everyone I had a question regarding my upcoming pulmonary/critical care fellowship application on ERAS, which is beginning to open soon. Before I went through my current residency position (where I am currently a PGY-3 chief resident), I was briefly at a program for about 3 months before I...
  4. D

    Participate in my Study Seeking to Understand Parents of Adolescents with Co-Occurring PTSD and Addiction and get a $20 Target Giftcard!

    Research Participation Opportunity! My name is Jocelyn Kressler and I am a psychology doctoral candidate at Adler University. I am completing a study that seeks to understand the lived experience of parents of adolescents who currently have (or have ever had) a diagnosis of PTSD and currently...
  5. D

    Addiction Psychiatry Application Process

    Hello all, I’m a PG3 psychiatry getting ready to apply for addiction fellowship. Since there isn’t a match and each program is rolling admission, I’m wondering what that process looks like. What if you have offers from multiple programs? What is the typical time frame they need to hear back for...
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    Recovery from addiction in my application?

    So I'm a premed undergrad, and currently over 2 years sober from drugs and alcohol. My recovery is a huge part in my wanting to go into medicine. I want to help people with mental illness and substance abuse disorders (so Psychiatry, though neurology and neurosurgery seem appealing as well)...
  7. M

    MD & DO Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction - NYT

    Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal With the Opioid Epidemic. Few Medical Schools Teach Addiction
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    Recovering opioid addict with big dreams. What are my obstacles?

    I was reading through old threads of potential med school applicants who identified themselves as recovering addicts, looking for information as to what to expect for myself. I first read the really old posts from the mid-2000's; people's responses were disheartening, to say the least. Of course...
  9. Y

    Washington Post article today... ugh

    Medical misadventures in opioid prescribing... ‘Unintended Consequences’: Inside the fallout of America’s crackdown on opioids ‘UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES’ Inside the fallout of America’s crackdown on opioids By Terrence McCoy, Photos by Bonnie Jo Mount May 31, 2018 Comments COLVILLE, Wash...
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    MD & DO Doctors creating addicts?

    Is anyone else concerned about the way SOME doctors are pumping out addictive substances? I've done a few rotations through a lot of clinics now, and MOST doctors are cutting back on prescribing controlled substances. And if they're not trying to cutback on prescribing these medications, then...
  12. ImplantKing

    Professional School - The distance of marriage...

    After four attempts of applying to and each year presenting its prolonging adversities, was an acceptance over a thousand miles away from my wife and two children the right decision? In the beginning, it was just my wife and I. Starting our marriage young and both of us beginning our careers...
  13. Wolf02

    Position Available Addiction Medicine Fellowship spot open

    I am a PGY3 at a program who is still looking for an addiction medicine fellow. The fellowship is wonderful and we are opening an inpatient unit for pregnant women with addiction this year. here is our deets. Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  14. K

    Re-Applying to Residency following Dismissal as Intern

    Hi everyone, I was hoping to get some feedback regarding a current situation that is particularly distressing to me as I move forward to (hopefully) recontinue my career in medicine I recently was dismissed from my residency shortly into my intern (PGY-1) year after a few episodes of being...
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    Addiction Psychiatrists?

    Rising MS-2 here interested in Addiction Psychiatry. Are there any board specialized or practicing addiction psychiatrists I can contact here on SDN? I have tried to shadow in my area but to no avail. Just have some questions on the career; any referrals at all would be greatly appreciated...
  16. K

    Looking for studies - Children of Mother's with Addiction

    I'm looking for any reference articles to gather information specifically pertaining to children of mothers who are addicts. (Opiate addiction, but anything would be helpful). I'm looking for effects of how the mother being absent can affect the development in the acute phases of toddler...
  17. RogueBanana

    Need to Vent

    This kind of ignorant crap pisses me off to no end. Spotted in my news feed A minute ago. Who TF do these people think they are that they can suggest lifesaving emergency medicine be not worth the expense simply because they don't like the victim's illness? Thoughts?
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    Personal Statement, Addiction Theme

    Hi all, I am unsure of who the current volunteers are to read personal statements, so I was hoping someone may be willing to provide critique. I have a clear theme developed, I think, which attests to my motivations for becoming a physician. My experience with an addicted parent strongly...
  19. S

    Interesting Story- What are their chances?

    The person in this situation had a 2.3 overall GPA at their first University. They transferred and finished with a 3.6 GPA at their new University as a Psych major (undergrad). There is a lot of power to their story. At their previous school this person struggled with opiate addiction. This...
  20. S

    Interesting story- chances of this persongetting into med-school

    The person in this situation had a 2.3 overall GPA at their first University. They transferred and finished with a 3.6 GPA at their new University as a Psych major (undergrad). There is a lot of power to their story. At their previous school this person struggled with opiate addiction. This...
  21. HockeyPsyGuy

    Addicted Professionals

    Intern here interested in Addiction Psych. I was curious, if one were an addiction specialist seeing a patient that works in the medical field for an intake, and they tell you the addiction has gotten to the point where they are going to work intoxicated, is one obligated to report the patient...
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    Looking to speak to Canadian Anesthesiologists for a story about addiction

    I'm a Vancouver-based reporter working on a story about addiction among anesthesiologists for a major publication. I'd really like to interview Canadian anesthesiologists working or still in training. I understand it's a sensitive topic, but I'd really appreciate information from someone...
  23. His_Lys_Are_Basic

    (Not Another) Disadvantaged Question

    I know that this is a debatable topic, but I had not seen anyone with a similar situation (other than parents with addiction.) As such, I was wondering what other people think. Here is a rough description: My older sister started using drugs at a young age and it stemmed into full-blown...
  24. PikminOC

    Drug trafficking to get suboxone to prince? Suboxone is highly regulated. How can someone carry it across state lines and time zones to give to prince? There are multiple places to get suboxone near prince. Dea is involved in case.
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    What are your views about the "War on Drugs"?

    Hi everyone! I am not a med student but I do want to know what are the views of the health experts when we talk about the "War on Drugs". Is it already dead?