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Addiction & Trauma: The Perfect (Brain)Storm (FL CHAPTER MEMBER)

Addiction & Trauma: 
The Perfect (Brain)Storm

Registration Fee: FL Chapter Member $0

Speaker: Douglas Davies, MD, FASAM

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None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
Faculty Disclosure Information
Dr. Douglas Davies, speaker of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

About the Speaker: Dr. Douglas Davies graduated from the University of Florida, but via what some might consider a perverse twist of fate has wound up on the Florida State Faculty.

He completed a fellowship in cardiovascular anesthesiology and had a promising career going in that field but flamed out in a major way when he discovered that his brain was seriously tuned for opioids.

He completed a tour of duty at Talbott Recovery Campus, completing their 3 month program in only....4 months.

Gently encouraged never to walk into an OR again by his mentors Ken Thompson and Mark Gold, he completed a fellowship in Addiction Medicine and currently claims the gift of having served as medical director of The Stewart-Marchman Center in Daytona Beach and at The Refuge in Ocklawaha. He is the current medical director at The Guest House in Silver Springs.

Program Information:
Date of Release: June 19, 2023
Expiration Date: June 19, 2026

Target Audience: AAFP/FAFP Members and Non-Member Physicians
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 1 hour

Accreditation and Designation Statements:
Accreditation Statement:
The Florida Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The Florida Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Overview:
This one-hour webinar meets the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recommended content related to the prevention, recognition, and care of people with substance use disorders including those with concurrent pain and/or psychiatric and medical co-morbidities.

The United States faces a crisis of deaths from opioids, stimulants, synthetic agents, tobacco and alcohol. These deaths represent a mere fraction of the total number of Americans harmed by substance misuse, and many people suffer daily from chronic use disorders. The long-term effects of substance misuse impact individuals, families, and communities. This is further compounded by changing patterns of substance misuse, as well as an increasing incidence of polysubstance use. The rise in fentanyl use or exposure, concurrent substance misuse, as well as overdose deaths, necessitates consideration of educational elements that promote understanding of SUDs, as well as their identification, treatment, and management.

Federal and state policy over the last decade has sought to overcome the long-term effects of substance misuse impacting individuals, families, communities, and those charged with resource allocation. Section 1263 of the ‘Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023’ otherwise known as the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, requires new or renewing Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registrants, as of June 27, 2023, to have completed a total of at least 8 hours of training on opioid or other substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
  • Develop an understanding of addiction as a brain disease, viewed through a lens that will allow the practitioner to be of use to the patient
  • Identify the disease as it exists in nature, as free as possible from stigma & judgment
  • Explore how trauma powerfully overlaps with genetics to fuel the disease state
  • Develop a simple and useful framework for talking with patients & their families about substance use as well as the disease of addiction

Instructions for Earning Credit:
  • Watch and listen to the 1-hour webinar in full until completed.
  • Reflect on the current and best practices discussed and how the information may change your own current practices.
  • Use the practice cases to challenge your understanding of substance use disorders or clinical practice guidelines.
  • Complete the CME Activity Evaluation at the end of the webinar.
  • Your CME certificate will be emailed and will be available for printing after you have submitted the activity evaluation. Please keep your certificates for your records and for your DEA and/or state re-licensure requirements. Do not send certificate copies to the FAFP or the AAFP offices.
  • CME credits earned from this activity will be reported to AAFP and CE Broker within 30 days, provided you have completed and successfully submitted the evaluation.

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