Consultant Psychiatrist External Support and After Care
Dr. Joby Morrow is a physician, consultant, writer, editor and reviewer. He received his medical doctorate from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and completed the five-year Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Residency at UC Davis Health System. Dr. Morrow served for eight years as the medical director of a large outpatient treatment centre that specialised in co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, and for three years as the director of an inpatient co-occurring disorders treatment centre, developing expertise in integrative therapy, medication-assisted treatment and chronic pain management in patients with substance use disorders.
Before entering medical school, Dr. Morrow was fortunate to be at the forefront of important addiction treatments, as a research assistant on teams conducting clinical trials of buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol). During medical school, Dr. Morrow won the National Merit Scholar Award for surveying physicians about their likelihood of utilizing medication-assisted treatment for addiction. He became a conference committee member for the California Society of Addiction Medicine, where he has been a multi-year recipient of the Medical Education Research Foundation scholarship. During residency, Dr. Morrow won the teaching award at UC Davis for Outstanding Resident Physician Instruction. He opened his own outpatient co-occurring disorders treatment practice after completing training.
Sober from addiction himself since 2012, Dr. Morrow has authored a book chapter on alcohol use disorders for a primary care textbook and is currently working on a book that demonstrates the parallels between racism and addiction.