Addiction Psychiatry Training Program

Addiction Psychiatry Training Program

Chris Stewart, M.D.

Chris Stewart, M.D.

Program Director

In the UofL Department of Psychiatry, we are proud to offer training in addiction psychiatry. The growing epidemic of addiction will only increase the demand for clinicians with training and experience in the latest approaches to this complex problem. I strongly encourage residents completing their general psychiatry residency to consider added training in this area, whether you are planning for a career in the academic or private setting. The program provides a broad spectrum of sites and treatment experience, enabling addiction psychiatry residents to become proficient in:

  1. Substance abuse disorders; their diagnosis and differential diagnosis; symptoms of intoxication, withdrawal, overdose and its management of these conditions

  2. Understanding the epidemiology and prevention of substance use disorders as influenced by social cultural, genetic, economic and pharmacological factors
  3. Therapeutic modalities commonly used to treat substance use disorders including group, couples, family, insight oriented and cognitive therapies, as well as 12-step facilitation
  4. Approaches in the treatment of special populations, including pregnant women, impaired professionals, and severely mentally ill.
  5. The use of medication-assisted treatment in addiction, such as the use of buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone in opioid addiction, as well as newer pharmacological treatments for alcoholism

The addiction fellowship offers a variety of clinical opportunities. Sites include inpatient and residential treatment at the Veterans Administration medical Center and Central State Hospital. In addition, fellows gain experience at a traditional community treatment facility that provides for the inpatient and outpatient treatment of addiction. The didactic curriculum includes seminars and conferences from faculty with expertise in addiction, journal clubs, Grand Rounds, and case conferences.

There are ample opportunities for research with active addiction-related projects currently involving the University of Louisville Neuroscience Lab. The program requires that the resident participate in at least one of the current ongoing clinical trials, or develop their own project for publication during the year.

Applications and inquiries for the Addiction Psychiatry Training Program:

Chris Stewart, M.D.
Program Director
University of Louisville HealthCare Outpatient Center
401 E. Chestnut Street, Ste. 610
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 813-6600

Miranda Sloan
Department of Psychiatry
550 S. Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 852-5431
Email Miranda