Session 3: Sedatives (.75 CME)

Recorded On: 07/26/2018


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(.75 CME) In this session recording from The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine 2018, the following topics are addressed: Benzodiazepines, Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists, Barbiturates and Other SedativeHypnotics, GHB, General Principles in Management of Intoxication and Withdrawal, Management of Sedative Hypnotic Intoxication and Withdrawal.

Ricardo Restrepo

MD, MPH

Ricardo Restrepo Guzman MD, MPH finished his medical school in Medellin, Colombia. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center and a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at the same institution. He received a Master's degree in Global Public Health from New York University in 2008, while working at St Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center, an academic institution affiliated with Columbia University, where he was the Director of the Addiction Psychopharmacology Clinic at the Addiction Institute of New York, as well as Attending Psychiatrist at the Adult Outpatient Clinic. 

He remains affiliated with the Addiction Institute of New York as a faculty member. In 2012 he started to work at the Long Beach VA Hospital, where he is the Medical Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Program/Buprenorphine Clinic as well as an Attending Psychiatrist at the Department of Mental Health. Ricardo holds an academic position as Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine. He teaches and supervises students, psychiatry, family medicine residents and staff at the Long Beach VA Hospital and works with the diverse population of Los Angeles and Orange Counties. 

His academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction,the teaching of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine around the United States and other countries. He is actively involved in issues related to transcultural psychiatry, human rights, and behavioral addictions. Ricardo has worked with immigrant populations in the United States for over 15 years. He is also a volunteer physician for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR}. He has conducted medical evaluations and clinical treatment of people who have survived torture and other forms of abuse,and has served as a United Nations Consultant since 2005. 

Ricardo writes monthly for the Colombian healthcare newspaper EJ Pulso, among other publications in the medical field. He has written chapters for addiction and human rights textbooks. He Is the co-author of textbooks on buprenorphine as well as women's health and addiction. Most recently Ricardo cooperate with the APA/ DSM-5 Translation to Spanish language. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.

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