Substance Abuse Research in Lexington: The Legacy

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • KBEP: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: May 10, 2014
  • Expires: May 10, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
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    (2 Ratings)


Charles  Gorodetzky Charles Gorodetzky, MD, PhD
Medical Monitor
Kansas City, Missouri

Needs Statement

Substance abuse is a problem of epidemic proportions that almost all providers encounter in practice.  Efforts to understand and treat it have a long history in American Medicine.  In order most effectively to manage patients so afflicted, practitioners can benefit from understanding the history of research on the subject as it informs current practices.

Target Audience

Physicians and others involved in the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse


After completing this educational activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the research environment at the US Public Health Service Hospital in Lexington, also known as the Addiction Research Center (ARC) as it existed from 1950 to 1975.
  • Name two important investigators who worked there.
  • Describe two treatment activities that grew out of research done at the ARC.


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ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

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Faculty Disclosure

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