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November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am 12:30 pm EST

Registration deadline: 11/3/21


Heather is a family and addiction medicine physician who practices at community health centers of Burlington.  She will give 3 1-hour lectures with breaks on how common substances of abuse and the medications we use to treat use disorders affect brain chemistry.


  • 9:00am Welcome & Introductions
  • 9:05am Introduction to neuropsychology of addiction and impact on mental health

Break 10:00 – 10:15 am.

  • 10:15am Neuropharmacology: Alcohol and Opioids. Medications and clinical cases

                Break 11:15am – 11:30 am

  • 11:30am Neuropharmacology: Nicotine, Stimulants, and cocaine. Medications and clinical cases

Adjourn: 12:30 pm



  • Review history, epidemiology, risk factors, and basic physiology of most common substances of abuse
  • Review common presentations and medications used to treat most common substances of abuse


Heather Stein, MD  is a native of West Virginia and grew up in Morgantown where her father still practices family medicine. Dr. Stein moved to Vermont for her family medicine residency at University of Vermont Medical Center where she was introduced to the CHCB community. Dr. Stein’s professional interests include addiction, women’s health, adolescent/young adult medicine and care of the underserved,  and comprehensive care for the whole family. She is a candidate for the addiction medicine boards this fall and teaches medical students about substance abuse disorder.  She has a wonderful husband whom she met in medical school and who is also a family doctor in the area. She enjoys cooking, gardening and spending time with her family. 

3 CE’s