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At Greater Risk: The Intersection of ACEs and Addiction

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Let's Talk - A Professional Development Webinar Series

The evidence continues to mount demonstrating a strong correlation between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and increased risk of substance use disorder and other co-occurring mental health issues in adulthood. Join Hazelden Betty Ford addiction psychiatrist Stephen Delisi, MD, to take a closer look at specific adverse childhood experiences implicated in chronic illness. Dr. Delisi will review the seminal findings from the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study, discuss the influence of ACEs on neurodevelopment and increased risk for addiction and other co-occurring psychiatric illnesses, and provide data related data on ACEs and the increased risk of reocurrence in opioid use disorder and how trauma-informed care may reduce that risk.

-Recognize the ACEs implicated in development of chronic illness
-Identify the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study results
-Describe the neurodevelopmental implications of ACEs
-Understand the ACES-associated risk of reoccurrence in opioid use disorder and how trauma-informed care may reduce that risk

Steve Delisi

Steve Delisi, MD - SPEAKER
Medical Director - Professional Education Solutions
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
A clinical psychiatrist, Stephen Delisi, MD, serves as medical director of professional education solutions for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and an associate professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Dr. Delisi is board certified by both the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is a nationally recognized expert on the implementation of integrated, evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders, and has co-authored numerous abstracts and presentations on the topic. Dr. Delisi joined the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 2005, and has served in key leadership positions including Midwest regional medical director and assistant dean of the graduate school. Prior to joining the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Dr. Delisi was the director of psychiatric services at Rush Behavioral Health-DuPage and associate director of Rush University Medical Center’s psychiatric residency program.

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Date & Time: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:00 pm

401 N Washington