Addictions and Poverty: A Case Study
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Primary care physicians, nurses, mental health professionals, substance use disorder professionals, or any clinic staff who support behavioral health services.
- Review academic literature on addiction disorders and poverty.
- Describe the intersection of addiction disorders with poverty, including the local context.
- Review best intervention practices for individuals presenting with a substance use disorder.
Nicolas Foss, MS, IADC, BACC, ICGC-II
Associate Director for Treatment Services, Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa
Mr. Foss is the Associate Director for Treatment Services at Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa. He is an International Alcohol and Drug Counselor, International Certified Gambling Counselor II, and Board Approved Clinical Consultant. Mr. Foss has specialized in treating problem gamblers for the past nine years and is now focused on developing broader evidence-based addictions treatment programming at a private non-profit agency in Burlington, IA. Nicolas is an adjunct faculty member at Iowa Wesleyan University and a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University in behavioral health leadership.
Recording date: September 9, 2022
Date of original release: September 23, 2022
Most recent review/update: September 23, 2022
Termination date: September 22, 2025
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- Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
- Julie Baker, MPA, CHCEF - Planning Coordinator and Moderator
- Kristi Barslou - Activity Coordinator
- Bery Engebretsen, MD - Planning Committee Member
- Nicolas Foss, MS, IADC, BACC, ICGC-II - Planning Committee Member and Speaker
- Nicole Gastala, MD - Planning Committee Member
- Gagandeep Lamba, MA, MS, MBA - Planning Coordinator and Moderator
- Danielle O’Brien, CRC - Planning Committee Member
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have a conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
- Janice Landy, MD - Planning Committee Member, Intends to discuss the off-label use of products
- Andrea Storjohann MSN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, CADC - Planning Committee Member, Intends to discuss the off-label use of products
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.75 AOA Category 2B
- 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)