Psychiatry, Addiction, Mental Health

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Question Time
On one of your slides you mentioned that people taking stimulants are also at increased risk: does that include people on prescription stimulants (Concerta etc) ? 31:42
Are there online programs for family members to take the place of Al-Anon etc? 32:47
Can you comment more on the psychosis related to meth withdrawal. Very difficult to get Psych referrals in rural. 33:25
Is there a protocol you would suggest for the switch from methadone to buprenorphine. It can be tricky. 35:25
(For referenced slides see 53:37)
Verbal consent vs written consent from patients these days while starting withdrawal program? 37:45
Is there any talk of safe supply with the decrease in illicit supply? BC has sent out a document with suggestions form BCCSU 39:00
For supplying clients with “safe supply”: is this a cost the client will have to be responsible for or is there government financial support for prescriptions? 41:02
How is the daily dose delivered to a COVID+ patient? 41:50
Some psychologists will not see our clients with SUD until several months sober, even if psychosis, any words to relay when advocating for our clients in this situation? 43:02
Why we’re using clonazepam as the benzo of choice? 44:45
Why does the virtual buddy system check in every 2 minutes? 47:52
Can you explain differences between Landers and other programs? 48:53
At one point you mentioned 60 or even 90 day prescriptions for select patients. How do you determine who would be safe with that (low risk of diversion)? And pharmacies here are only dispensing 30 days at a time (for everyone) 50:20
Given the aim of long acting benzos is there are a reason you're not using Chlordiazepoxide (librium) instead of clonazepam given Chlordiazepoxide has a much longer half life including the active metabolites? 52:30

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