Published Date: 06/05/2023
Alcohol use is one of the most common co-occurring disorders among individuals with opioid use disorder. This presentation will highlight potential complications of co-occurring use of alcohol and opioid use disorder, and review existing treatment options to address unhealthy alcohol use among individuals with opioid use disorder.
E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS, AAHIVS is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine. Certified as an internist, HIV specialist, and in Addiction Medicine, she serves as the physician consultant in Addiction Medicine Treatment Program at the Yale New Haven Hospital Nathan Smith HIV Clinic and routinely treats substance use disorders among patients with HIV. She is Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) Clinical and Health Services Research Core, co-Director of Education at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, co-Chair of the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Opioids Core, and Associate Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars Program. Funded by NIH, her research over the past 14+ years has focused on understanding and addressing harms of substance use among individuals with and at substantial risk for HIV. She has experience applying a range of methodologies – including observational, interventional and implementation science-based approaches – and collaborating with diverse clinically and community-based partners. She enjoys mentoring juniorfaculty and trainees.