40 Years of Substance Abuse and the Latest Substance Abuse Epidemic

This seminar was originally recorded on December 15, 2023 and features Thomas Lewis, M.D., Clinical Assistant Professor, MUSC Department of Psychiatry.

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Join us as we host Dr. Thomas Lewis, Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, as he reviews the substance use epidemic over the past 40 years. Looking specifically at the 1980's, the 1990s-early 2000s and our present day. Within this presentation, Dr. Lewis will discuss results from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and will discuss several recent developments within addiction research.

Dr. Thomas Lewis is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at MUSC. He completed his medical school and residency training in general psychiatry at MUSC as well. He then went on to complete an addiction psychiatry fellowship and a forensic psychiatry fellowship.

In his current role, Dr. Lewis is the attending physician on the addictions inpatient unit at MUSC IOP. He also serves as the forensic psychiatry fellowship director. Dr. Lewis has been recognized as an expert witness in forensic psychiatry by the South Carolina court of general sessions. He also conducts forensic evaluations and has provided psychiatric treatment to inmates within the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

Dr. Lewis is involved in organizational psychiatry. He is a South Carolina Representative on the American Psychiatric Association Assembly and a national membership committee member. Dr. Lewis is currently the President of the South Carolina Psychiatric Association.

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