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The Role of Psychiatrist in Substance Use Disorder

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 In our third episode of “Cupajoe & Chats to Go” (quick hot topic interviews with healthcare professionals):


Community Liason Amy McNamara and Dr. Brian Zacharia discuss substance use disorder. Dr. Zacharia about what commorbidities he sees when working with patients who have opioid use disorder. Often many patients have underlying mental health issues that leads them to self medicate. Dr. Zacharia notes that many mental health issues manifest when a patient begins on their journey to recovery. He also discusses how psychiatry plays a role in substance use disorder in both treatment and recovery. A psychiatrist is there to help you continue with your sobriety efforts and really get to know the underlying diagnoses. 


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Cassandra Young
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