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Webinar: Understanding Substance Use Disorders and Stigma

Updated: Jun 27

Join us for a webinar on July 23rd at 1 p.m. ET to learn about the brain science behind

substance use disorders and how to address stigma with Dr. Brian Fuehrlein MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine and the Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Room at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. 

Dr. Fuehrlein will describe the basic neurobiological pathway involved in the development of substance use disorders, explore diverse clinical manifestations observed in patients with substance use disorders, and examine the repercussions of having a substance use disorder. Additionally, Dr. Fuehrlein will outline the influence of stigma on individuals grappling with substance use disorders and their family members and how the use of language can be employed to mitigate stigma.

Tuesday, July 23, 2024| 1-2:30 p.m. ET


  • Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Room at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Dr. Fuehrlein is keenly interested in medical student and resident education, particularly surrounding addiction psychiatry, and serves on multiple local and national committees in this role. In 2017, he was awarded the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Psychiatry Resident Education through the APA. In 2018, he was awarded the Clerkship Faculty Teaching Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator and Role Model. He is also passionate about emergency psychiatry and substance use disorders and has presented and published his work surrounding opioid use disorder in the emergency room setting. In 2019, he was inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists, an organization that recognizes excellence in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching.


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