Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-5002

Detox, Pharmacology, Psychosocial Treatment Outpatient Program (ASAP Detox, ASAP Clinic)

2 days per week for 6 months or ½ day per week for 12 months

This required outpatient rotation takes place at UNM Hospitals’ Addictions and Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP). It focuses on training fellows in the evaluation and management of patients with substance abuse disorders and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. In the Medical Unit, fellows learn to identify and manage patients exhibiting signs/symptoms of substance withdrawal and how to manage substance cravings as well as relapse risk with newer pharmacologic agents. Fellows work with counseling staff and may attend therapy groups run by counselors that help patients learn how to achieve and maintain abstinence.