BC ECHO on Substance Use: Joint alcohol and opioid use disorder ECHO session

Managing co-occurring alcohol and opioid use disorders

Tuesday April 13, 2021, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT

Presenter: Dr. Rupi Brar, Interim Medical Director, Regional Addiction Program, VCH; Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC; Primary care – PHS Community Services Society; Addiction Medicine Consult Team, St Paul’s Hospital

At the end of this session, you should be able to:

  1. Define co-occurring alcohol and opioid use disorders.
  2.  Describe screening tools that can be used to screen for co-occurring substance use.
  3. Describe key principles for treating co-occurring substance use disorders.
  4. Describe risks associated with concurrent use of alcohol and opioids.
  5. Outline treatment approaches for co-occurring alcohol and opioid use disorders.