Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
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Topic: Trauma, Shame and Addiction: How Did We Get Here…and How Do We Change?
Speaker: Donald Sansom, DO, Associate Medical Director, Director of Addictions
As the opioid epidemic continues to unfold on the American landscape, our society is experiencing the loss of the flower of a generation. Studies reveal that alcohol use remains an even larger and growing public health problem than opioids. Marijuana use has become so casual as to usher itself into mainstream America, an innocuous choice for some perhaps, but for many others (including the youngest amongst us) its effects are devastating. Addiction is now a public health concern of epic proportions.
What about the undercurrents to addiction, the things that frequently start and fuel addiction? What about the under-treated public health menace that directly impacts and precedes addiction, and negatively affects the health and longevity of individuals and families? This silent menace is trauma, especially trauma from childhood. Learn to recognize that untreated trauma leads to the failure of so many individuals who find themselves chronically relapsing into the spiral of opioid addiction, alcoholism, gambling, and sex addiction.
*Explain the impact of developmental trauma on addiction and treatment methods
*Define the adverse childhood experience screening tool and explain how it may be implemented into therapeutic practice
*Identify factors that contribute to substance use disorder, overdose, and suicidality
Donald Sansom, DO received his Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University in 1987, and his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from A.T. Still University (Kirksville Campus) in 1991. He completed an internship in internal medicine at the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati and, subsequently, completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Cincinnati in 1995, spending his last year serving as elected Chief Resident. From 1995 through 2012, he practiced in a diverse and robust private practice setting with an emphasis in obstetrical and pediatric anesthesia at Tucson Medical Center. In addition to his busy clinical practice, Dr. Sansom served in a variety of administrative and clinical leadership positions at Tucson Medical Center, including serving as Anesthesia Department Chairman, and as a member of the medical executive committee. During that time, he volunteered for five years co-leading medical mission trips to Honduras to serve the medically indigent.
Upon retiring from anesthesia in 2012, Dr. Sansom became the medical director in a corrections facility and launched what would become the next chapter in his career as he began working with individuals with various forms of substance abuse and co-morbidities. In 2015, Dr. Sansom left the medical director position to pursue an opportunity to start a drug and alcohol treatment center in both a clinical and administrative role, further cementing his commitment to treating patients with addiction.
This is a Sierra Tucson co-hosted webinar with Addiction Professional
Please contact Melissa Pangaro: mpangaro@NACCME.com with any registration and education credits requests.
Addiction Professionals - NAADAC
This course has been approved by NACCME, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #182840. NACCME is responsible for all aspects of the programing.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.