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January 27, 2017 9:00 am - 11:30 am

January Lecture Series

Denial, Promises and Excuses: The Disease Process of Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic

Speaker: Dr. Fuehrlein M.D., Ph.D
Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Registration 8:30 – 9 am
Program runs from 9 – 12 pm
Continuing Education Credit: 3 CEU
Lakeview Health (True North Conference Center)
1900 Corporate Square Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32216


This 3-hour workshop will be broken down into two parts and is designed to teach clinical concepts. First, I will discuss the disease process of addiction and will introduce very basic neuroscience topics. I will then translate these concepts into various clinical presentations related to addiction. The second part of the talk is designed to teach the audience basic concepts related to the current opioid use epidemic. I will review literature that emphasizes the severity of the disorder. I will then discuss my clinical experiences with this challenging population. Both parts of the talk are designed to be interactive with the audience and to spur questions and comments.


Participants will be better able to:

  • Understand basic concepts of the disease process of addiction
  • Understand the clinical presentation of denial, promises, and excuses
  • Appreciate the severity of opioid use disorder and the importance of treatment

About the Speaker:

Dr. Fuehrlein M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Fuehrlein graduated from the M.D. Ph.D. program at the University of Florida in 2008. He then completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he served as the co-head research track resident, on the graduate medical education committee and on the committee for residency didactic redesign. He then completed an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Yale University. Dr. Fuehrlein then joined the faculty at the University of Florida where he was an Assistant Professor. He served as the director of an MS2 course on pain and addiction, the assistant MS3 psychiatry clerkship director, was on the medical school admissions committee and on the M.D. Ph.D. program executive committee. Dr. Fuehrlein joined the faculty of Yale in 2014. He is currently the director of the psychiatric emergency room at the VA Hospital. Clinically, Dr. Fuehrlein is interested in addictive disorders and emergency psychiatry. Dr. Fuehrlein has a strong interest in teaching medical students, residents and fellows and developing medical school and residency curriculum.

By Lakeview Health on December 5, 2016
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