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May 1, 2024

What are the hypothesized neurobiological mechanisms that support the use of cannabidiol (CBD) as a treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD)? How does CBD influence cue-induced craving in OUD? What are the challenges and opportunities in further exploring the use of CBD as a potential treatment for OUD?

Dr. Joji Suzuki is the Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry and Director of Addictions Education in the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His areas of clinical and research interests are the assessment and management of substance use disorders and related conditions in general medical settings, motivational interviewing, office-based opioid treatment, implementation of collaborative models of care, and medical education. He is the site director for the Partners Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, and is involved with teaching medical students, residents, and allied health professionals. He has authored over 30 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters related to addiction psychiatry.