Substance Use Disorders

Discover how specialist and primary care collaboration in substance use disorders can benefit you and your patients.

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Improve Access to Complex Care Treatment

Patients with complex medical conditions in New Jersey sometimes wait up to six months to see a specialist.


Improve Patient Outcomes

Investing time to learn how to provide specialty treatment to your patients in your primary care office, where they are most comfortable, can improve patient outcomes.

Grow Your Primary Care Practice Capacity

Research shows that providers who attend Project ECHO sessions increase their ability to treat patients and offer community resources and referrals to patients and caregivers. When multiple providers in one practice attend the same or different ECHOs, capacity to treat patients expands exponentially.

How to Participate

Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.

  • Register for your Project ECHO of choice 
  • No-charge consultation with a multidisciplinary team of specialists on active cases
  • No homework
  • IT support available

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Describe the screening tools useful for management of substance use disorders in primary care settings
  • Identify pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients with substance use disorders
  • Identify non-pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients with substance use disorders
  • Self-regulate attitudes and beliefs about patient presentations to provide safe and management of patients with substance use disorders
  • Identify appropriate community resources for patients with substance use disorders

Substance Use Disorders ECHO Session Leaders

  • Petros Levounis, MD, MA, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Rashi Aggarwal, MD, Associate Professor and Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Clement Chen, Clinical Pharmacist/Academic Detailer, PharmD, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Lynda Bascelli, MD, Addiction Medicine, Cooper University Health Care
  • Brian Colangelo, LCSW, CADC, Rutgers School of Social Work
  • Guest Speakers, Case Presenters, and Panelists

Substance Use Disorders ECHO Curriculum

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Substance Use Disorders ECHO ACCME Accreditation

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NAS/SEI Registration Link