Research indicates that medication assisted treatment (MAT) reduces opioid use and opioid-related overdose deaths. Despite this, less than one-half of privately-funded substance use disorder treatment programs offer MAT. In this interview, Dr. Ishani Dalal, a psychiatrist specializing in the treatment of opiate addiction, describes her work in treating patients with combined medication and talk therapy. As well as the interview, this course includes research on the use of naltrexone as an effective treatment option and additional research on evidence-based psychosocial treatments.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE program is designated as beginning to intermediate. There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support.
You can read the text of this interview and/or access the audio to the interview via your computer's MP3 player.
Ishani Dalal, DO: Dr. Dalal is the Medical Director of the Continuing Care Outpatient Program at Positive Sobriety Institute. A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Dalal provides comprehensive psychiatric care to patients who have completed treatment and need help in the continued management of co-occurring mental health issues with a focus on avoiding relapse.
Dr. Dalal received her medical degree in 2009 from Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency in general psychiatry at Palmetto Health/University of South Carolina School of Medicine in 2015, and her fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Northwestern University in 2016.
At Positive Psychiatry Institute, Dr. Dalal collaborates with a multidisciplinary team to provide the support patients need post-treatment to maintain sobriety. She also works to remove barriers to psychiatric treatment for patients in need of ongoing mental health care.
Sonali Jhanjee, MD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
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Upon completing this program, participants should be able to:
- Explain the interface between medication-assisted treatment and psychosocial treatment
- Identify evidence-based psychosocial treatments in substance abuse
- Use motivational interviewing to encourage clients into treatment
- Describe how naltrexone works to reduce opioid cravings and relapse