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Twitter Chat: Adolescents and Addiction w/ NIDA/Marla Kushner, DO

October 19, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The week is starting strong with a Twitter chat on treating addiction and adolescents with Marla Kushner, DO and NIDAMED science experts as panelists. (12:30 pm ET)
Join the conversation on our Twitter page, @TreatmentWeek!

Who is Marla Kushner?


Dr. Marla Kushner graduated from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Family Medicine residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and completed an Adolescent / Young Adult Medicine Fellowship at Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Rush Presbyterian-St Luke’s Hospital in Chicago.

After her fellowship Dr. Kushner began working with adolescent substance abuse facilities in the Chicago area and received certification in Addiction Medicine from the American Society of Addiction Medicine.  She is a distinguished fellow of ASAM and a Diplomate in the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Kushner received her fellowship in the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians in March 2013 and is currently the Medical Director for New Hope Recovery Center in Chicago, The ART program at Insight Behavioral Health in Chicago, and two high school-based health centers in Chicago.  She is on the board of directors for the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Marla Kushner is actively involved in training medical students and residents carrying on her father’s legacy to ensure that new doctors have the same commitment and focus on family medicine and understand the specific issues facing patients with substance use disorders.

Dr. Kushner has been in private practice in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago for over 20 years.  She also lives in Chicago and is a actively involved in the community including volunteering as the team doctor for a local Chicago Public School as well as supporting a range of health care related and community focused organizations.


What is NIDAMED?

NIDAMED is the Physicians’ Outreach Initiative that was launched by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, on April 20, 2009. NIDAMED’s mission is to develop science-based resources for health professionals and those in training about screening, addressing, and treating addiction. Research shows that screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment, by clinicians in general medical settings, can promote significant reductions in alcohol and tobacco use. A growing body of literature also suggests potential reductions in illegal and nonmedical prescription drug use. NIDAMED tools, including an online screening tool and quick reference guide, are designed to fit into today’s busy clinical practices. NIDAMED enables physicians to be the first line of defense against substance abuse and addiction and to increase awareness of the likely impact of substance abuse on a patient’s overall health.




October 19, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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