VUMC Addiction Consultation Service sees rising demand

An Addiction Consultation Service, specialized training for physicians and changes in the language used in addiction cases are the first of many in a series of new clinical approaches being offered around addiction care as Vanderbilt University Medical Center — and the rest of the country — see an increased demand for such services.

According to David Marcovitz, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry and medical director of the Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital Addiction Consultation Service, the Medical Center has seen a 55 percent increase this year in hospital admissions that involved opioid addiction-related diagnoses.

David Marcovitz, MD