85 episodes

Darlene Petersen MD and Paula Cook MD are board certified addiction medicine and family medicine physicians providing evidence based education, clinical pearls and resources to physicians, residents and students while striving to destigmatize the treatment of addiction in our medical culture and save lives.
Tune in to learn about the latest treatments for all things addiction. Join us as we conduct expert interviews, review clinical pearls and best practices and discuss the latest updates in addiction medicine.
No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

The Addiction Files: An Addiction Medicine Podcast Darlene Petersen, MD and Paula Cook, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Darlene Petersen MD and Paula Cook MD are board certified addiction medicine and family medicine physicians providing evidence based education, clinical pearls and resources to physicians, residents and students while striving to destigmatize the treatment of addiction in our medical culture and save lives.
Tune in to learn about the latest treatments for all things addiction. Join us as we conduct expert interviews, review clinical pearls and best practices and discuss the latest updates in addiction medicine.
No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

    Auricular Acupuncture for Substance Use Disorder

    Auricular Acupuncture for Substance Use Disorder

    In this episode, we are delighted to be joined by Nobi and Charles "Chuck" Pyle, who engage in a comprehensive conversation on the fascinating world of 5NP, or five needle acupuncture. Together, we delve into the rich historical background of 5NP, exploring its prominent applications such as addressing addiction and trauma. Furthermore, our guests share their insights into the advocacy initiatives and the specific populations that greatly benefit from this therapeutic approach. Hosted by Darlene Petersen, MD, and Paula Cook, MD.
    Check us out on facebook @Theaddictionfiles or twitter @THEADDICTIONFI1 or Instagram  Theaddictionfiles or email us at theaddictionfiles@gmail.com
    No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.
     

    • 50 min
    Highlights from CSAM 2023

    Highlights from CSAM 2023

    We just got back from CSAM’s (California Society of Addiction Medicine) Annual Conference 2023 and we have the highlights for you. We discuss topics surrounding fentanyl, harm reduction, neurobiology of addiction, alcohol use disorders and more. Hosted by Paula Cook, MD and Darlene Petersen, MD. 
    Check us out on facebook @Theaddictionfiles or twitter @THEADDICTIONFI1 or Instagram  Theaddictionfiles or email us at theaddictionfiles@gmail.com
    No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.
     

    • 41 min
    Professional Health Programs

    Professional Health Programs

    Dr. Robert Simpson and Kelli Jacobsen, LCSW join us for an important discussion regarding professional health programs. We review the common myths surrounding PHP's (professional health programs), who qualifies, benefits and some of the barriers that still exist. Hosted by Paula Cook, MD and Darlene Petersen, MD. 
    Resources: If you are a health professional struggling with a substance use disorder or have a colleague who needs help and do not know where to begin contact: The Federation of State Physician Health Programs at https://www.fsphp.org/
    Check us out on facebook @Theaddictionfiles or twitter @THEADDICTIONFI1 or Instagram  Theaddictionfiles or email us at theaddictionfiles@gmail.com
    No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

    • 45 min
    ”Overamped” Management of Stimulant Toxicity and Overdose

    ”Overamped” Management of Stimulant Toxicity and Overdose

    Overamping, what is it, who is most vulnerable, how do you recognize it and what are some of the treatment considerations. Tune in to this fascinating discussion on this emerging trend. Hosted by Paula Cook, MD and Darlene Petersen, MD. 
    Resources SAMHSA TIP 33 
    Check us out on facebook @Theaddictionfiles or twitter @THEADDICTIONFI1 or Instagram  Theaddictionfiles or email us at theaddictionfiles@gmail.com
    No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

    • 27 min
    The Grief of Overdose Death

    The Grief of Overdose Death

    Kathie Supiano, PhD, LCSW, F-GSA, FT, APHSW-C joins us in this poignant episode to discuss the grief of overdose death. We review how loss isolates those involved including healthcare workers. Dr. Supiano expertly walks us through this process. This is a can't miss episode hosted by Paula Cook, MD and Darlene Petersen, MD. 
    http://grasphelp.org/ GRASP is Grief Recovery After Substance Abuse Passing, a national resource founded to provide sources of help, compassion and understanding for those whose loved one died from substance abuse or addiction. They also provide online and in person support groups throughout the country.
     
    http://www.overdoseday.com/ International Overdose Awareness Day is an annual global event to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug related deaths. Acknowledging the grief felt by families and friends, Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose is preventable.
    http://www.survivorresources.org/ Restoring Hope, Reclaiming Life is their focus. Survivors Resources is a non-profit organization that offers support groups, crisis response, grief counseling and other services for families of victims of death due to homicide, suicide, accidental overdose or violent deaths.
    Check us out on facebook @Theaddictionfiles or twitter @THEADDICTIONFI1 or Instagram  Theaddictionfiles or email us at theaddictionfiles@gmail.com
    No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

    • 56 min
    Higher Dose Buprenorphine in Treatment Retention: Fentanyl Considerations

    Higher Dose Buprenorphine in Treatment Retention: Fentanyl Considerations

    This week we review the journal article "Buprenorphine Dose and Time to Discontinuation Among Patients With Opioid Use Disorder in the Era of Fentanyl." how do we manage patients on high dose synthetic opioids. Hosted by Paula Cook, MD and Darlene Petersen, MD. 
     "Buprenorphine Dose and Time to Discontinuation Among Patients With Opioid Use Disorder in the Era of Fentanyl" Chambers LC, Hallowell BD, Zullo AR, et al.  JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(9):e2334540
    Check us out on facebook @Theaddictionfiles or twitter @THEADDICTIONFI1 or Instagram  Theaddictionfiles or email us at theaddictionfiles@gmail.com
    No explicit language but this podcast discusses the abuse and treatment of legal and illegal drugs and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

VPIANU ,

Great addiction medicine information.

I wish I had found this before I took the boards. They gave a great review of the entire addiction medicine spectrum.

Anon2345644578555 ,

Useful

Probably the best addiction podcast out there. Really helpful for people who are in the trenches practicing Addiction Medicine.

Alicia P. LMHC ,

Amazing

I listen to these on repeat- I laugh, I learn, I love it! Thank you for this valuable information that is extremely easy to understand for non medical doctors/providers working in the addiction field. This type of education is essential and you both provide it so well, truly- thank you!

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