addiction treatment

Elizabeth F. Howell, MD, MS, FASAM, DFAPA

Associate Professor of Psychiatry (Clinical)

University of Utah School of Medicine


As Past President of the American Society for Addiction Medicine, Dr. Elizabeth Howell is one of the foremost authorities on addiction treatment as well as the special healthcare needs of people in recovery. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Utah, and has served as Chairperson of the Utah Physicians’ Licensing Board. The following clips are taken from Dr. Howell’s interview with “Memo to Self” writer/director Kevin McCauley at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute on August 22, 2015.

PLAY VIDEO:  What is an Addiction Medicine doctor?


PLAY VIDEO:  Why, as a person in recovery, should I choose an Addiction Medicine Specialist?


PLAY VIDEO:  Is it fair to say that, as people in recovery, Addiction Medicine Specialists are our doctors?


PLAY VIDEO: How might an Addiction Medicine Specialist handle pain management in a recovering person?


PLAY VIDEO:  Do some people have a hyper-euphoric response to legitimately-prescribed opioids?


PLAY VIDEO:  People in recovery are often wary of doctors because of past mistreatment. What should I look for in a doctor?


PLAY VIDEO:  How do you address smoking in a newly-sober patient?


PLAY VIDEO:  What are the medications available now to treat addiction?


PLAY VIDEO:  What about criticisms against treating drug addiction with more drugs?

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