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“Something else that sets Silver Hill apart is the treatment options we offer for substance use and psychiatric illness, which provide our patients with individualized care.”


Kathryn K. Myer, M.D.

Service Chief, Dual Diagnosis IOP
: 203 801 2231

“Something else that sets Silver Hill apart is the treatment options we offer for substance use and psychiatric illness, which provide our patients with individualized care.”


Dr. Kathryn Myer is Service Chief for the Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program, but she says it is her patients who are firmly in control. “I always say that you are in the driver’s seat,” she explains, “with your foot on the gas or on the brake and your hands on the steering wheel, and I’m there beside you to help with the ride.”

Dr. Myer helps people who are seeking outpatient treatment for substance use disorders – for instance, an alcohol or opioid use disorder – combined with at least one other psychiatric illness. “My promise to you is to always do my best to help you achieve your goals in the safest possible manner.”

Part of keeping her patients in control of their goals is offering treatment options instead of a one-size-fits-all approach. “The more options patients have to choose from the better,” she says, “because for one patient maybe the abstinence-only model is what works best, while for another it doesn’t. We need to have different tools in our toolbox to treat different patients.”

Dr. Myer notes that Silver Hill stands apart from many other institutions and treatment programs by offering a true dual diagnosis outpatient program, and one with psychiatrists like her on staff. Silver Hill, she adds, also offers her the luxury of enough time with her patients. “I can sit and talk with patients and their families, and hear where they’re coming from, and provide them with evidence based care. That’s what changes lives.”


Residency

General Adult at University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Medical School

Drexel University College of Medicine

Fellowship

Addiction Psychiatry at Boston University/Boston VA/Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Academic Activities

Developed Sublocade patient selection algorithm for Boston VA, Ongoing research looking at increased rates of buprenorphine precipitated withdrawal in setting of clandestine fentanyl, Special interest in peri-natal addiction

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