University Of Calgary Postgraduate Medicine

Enhanced Skills - Program Information - Addiction Medicine

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Program Description

Addiction Medicine R3 Program is a one year enhanced skills program in various areas of Addiction Medicine. On completion of the year, the candidate will have gained enhanced skills in the areas of Withdrawal Management, Opioid Agonist Therapy, Brief Intervention,  Motivation Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Management of Concurrent Disorders, Pharmacotherapy for various substances of abuse and able to manage the disease of Addiction both in an outpatient and inpatient setting.

The candidate will be able to make a proper assessment on a patient with an addiction, create a proper treatment plan, manage the patient while in treatment and be comfortable in transitioning the patient from treatment into the community and into continuing care. The candidate will also be able to manage patients with Addiction and Chronic Pain.