Addiction Psychiatry

Substance use disorders are among today’s greatest public health problems, yet access to treatment is limited for many patients. The UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry’s Addiction Psychiatry program is a comprehensive outpatient treatment program for adults with substance use disorders that aims to provide high-quality, evidence-based, collaborative, and multidisciplinary care.

Our Addiction Psychiatry Clinical Service at UT Southwestern Medical Center provides treatment utilizing management of substance use disorders, inpatient and outpatient withdrawal management, group therapy, and individual psychotherapy.

The team comprises three psychiatrists with board certification in addiction psychiatry, one psychologist, two advanced practice providers, and one licensed clinical social worker, three licensed professional counselors, and one licensed chemical dependency counselor. The group works closely with several other specialty clinics to provide optimal patient care, for example, with the Liver Transplant team at UT Southwestern to assist with pre- and post-transplant management in patients with a history of substance use disorders, as well as with the Sickle Cell Division, Weight Wellness/Endocrinology, McDermott Pain Clinic, and Palliative Care.

In addition to our clinical work, we are home to the Texas node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN), headed by Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, and many of the Addiction Psychiatry faculty members are involved in research trials through the CTN.