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Dr. Christian Small


Thank you for joining us for our August meeting of the San Diego Society of Addiction Professionals. We welcomed 42 members to our meeting, our largest group ever!! I want to send out a big thank you to our speaker Dr. Christian Small from Bold Health in Encinitas. At the request of our members, get a copy of his slides AND a copy of the actual study he discussed.

Our invited guest is Chris Small, MD. Dr. Small is a board certified psychiatrist and family medicine physician. He is Co-Founder of Bold Health, a medical group specializing in personalized psychiatric care, primary care and addiction medicine in Encinitas. In addition, he practices as an addiction psychiatrist at the Veterans Administration in La Jolla. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine. He completed a combined residency in Psychiatry and Family Medicine residency at UCSD. He will discuss his experience in treating addiction and how the family component affects the overall treatment plan.

The meeting was one of the most dynamic and passionate meetings so far this year. We found that our members are passion about the topic of MAT (Medicated Assisted Treatment). There was a study that was cited (see bottom of page) which prompted a lot of questions and comments….THIS IS WHY MEET! Dr. Small did a great job providing not only his personal opinion and beliefs about the study and his professional, but encouraged all of us to do our part by studying the topic to determine for ourselves what type of treatment is best suited for our clients. Dr. Small has made his slide presentation available for all to review. If you have any comments or options to share, please post to our twitter using hashtag #sdsoapitup.

Thank you to Jean Campbell of the Action Institute for researching the study that was referenced in Dr. Small’s presentation. You can find the study by clicking here.

San Diego Society of Addiction Professionals (#SDSOAPITUP) is grateful ACADIA Healthcare provide us with a light lunch following our discussion with Dr. Small.



Dr. Small Slide Show

Dr. Christian Small

Bold Health

621 Second Street, Suite A

Encinitas, California 92024

(760) 503-4703

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