Addiction Medicine Consult Service in a Hospital Setting

Presented by:
Dr. William Hollifield, MD
Assistant Professor
University of Florida, College of Pharmacy

Faculty Disclosure: 

Dr. Hollifield has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: September 29, 2022
Expiration Date:  September 28, 2025

Target Audience: All physicians

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Review the opioid crisis.
  2. Review the methamphetamine crisis.
  3. Describe the impact of the opioid/stimulant crisis on the healthcare system.
  4. Examine the role of the Addiction Medicine Consult Service.

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Resource(s) for further study:

  1. Mattson CLTrends and Geographic Patterns in Drug and Synthetic Opioid Overdose Deaths – United States, 2013-2019. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Feb 12;70(6):202-207.
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. Multiple Cause of Death 1999-2020, CDC WONDER Online Database, released 12/2021.
  3. National Vital Statistics System, Mortality File.
  4. Mason M, JM. Notes from the Field: Opioid Overdose Deaths Before, During, and After an 11-Week COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order – Cook County, Illinois, January 1, 2018-October 6, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2021;70.
  5. Wainwright JJ, Mikre M, Whitley P, et al. Analysis of Drug Test Results Before and After the US Declaration of a National Emergency Concerning the COVID-19 Outbreak. JAMA. 2020;324(16):1674-1677.
  6. Han B, Compton WM, Jones CM, Einstein EB, Volkow ND. Methamphetamine Use, Methamphetamine Use Disorder, and Associated Overdose Deaths Among US Adults. JAMA Psychiatry. 2021 Sep 22.
  7. Englander, et al, Converging Crises: Caring for Hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder in the Time of COVID-19. J. Josp. Med 2020;10:628-630.
  8. Weinstein Zoe M., Wakeman Sarah E., Nolan Seonaid. Inpatient Addiction Consult Service: Expertise for Hospitalized Patients with Complex Addiction Problems. Med. Clin. North Am. 2018 Jul; 102(4):587-601.
  9. Qeadan F, Tingey B, Bern R, et al. Opioid use disorder and health service utilization among COVID-19 patients in the US: A nationwide cohort from the Cerner Real-World Data. EClinicalMedicine. 2021;37:100938. Doi:10.1016/j.eclinm.2021.100938.
  10. Priest Kelsey C., McCarty Dennis. Role of the Hospital in the 21st Century Opioid Overdose Epidemic: The Addiction Medicine Consult Service. J Addict Med March/April 2019; 13(2):104-112. doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000496
  11. Priest Kelsey C., McCarty Dennis. Making the business case for an addiction medicine consult service: a qualitative analysis. BMC Health Services Research. 2019
  12. Harris, M.T.H., Peterkin, A., Bach, P. et al. Adapting inpatient addiction medicine consult services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Addict Sci Clin Pract 16, 13 (2021).

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