2020 SUPAR ‘Short’ Seminar was a success. Thanks for coming, and here are the videos, Powerpoints and links to resources.

    Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh, FNAP, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. Dr. Valuck will explain major factors that have contributed to the current US epidemic of opioid misuse, abuse, overdose, and death, including the recent impacts of COVID-19. This presentation will also provide an overview of new Colorado laws, regulations, and guidelines (policies) pertaining to controlled substances and give audience members an insight into the state’s path forward in this work. Dr. Valuck also serves as the Coordinating Center Director of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention.


    Related resources:
    Grant Writing Assistance Program link: https://corxconsortium.org/grant-assistance/

    Survey on Bills Introduced by the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Study Committee and Enacted by the General Assembly link: https://mailchi.mp/a24e81c905bb/survey-on-bills-introduced-by-the-opioid-and-other-suds-study-committee-and-enacted-by-the-general-assembly?e=d3efe1e88b

    Colorado State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/colorado-state-targeted-response-opioid-crisis

    Michael Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC. Chief Clinical Officer, Foundry Treatment Center
    No matter who you speak to in the addiction treatment world, they will tell you that they do trauma informed or trauma integrated treatment. But what does that mean and what should that look like? This presentation will offer a developmental model and a set of axioms that can be utilized in the development of effective trauma integrated treatment. The Neuro Affective Relational Model (NARM) will be proposed as a central organizing theory for assisting clients to work simultaneously with achievement of addiction milestones and resolution of day-to-day trauma symptoms. NARM is a treatment model designed to address developmental trauma, based on somatic psychotherapy, attachment theory and regulation of the autonomic nervous system. NARM developmental themes of connection to self and others, attunement to needs, trusting self and others, autonomy and boundary setting, and the ability for love/sexuality will be highlighted. This presentation will also outline specific gender, cultural, and ecological issues that will need to be addressed to meet the unique demands of treatment in rural environments.

    Related resources:
    Dr. Mike Barnes website link: https://www.drmikebarnes.com/
    Foundry Treatment Center Family Program Introduction video link: https://youtu.be/mdGluCZ0C5g
    Addiction Professionals and Compassion Fatigue video link: https://youtu.be/5VkVppr5RZc

    Dr. Jeremy Dubin, DO, FASAM. Front Range Clinic Medical Director.
    Donna Goldstrom, LAC, LPC. Front Range Clinic Clinical Director
    Kathleen Crislip, FNP, Front Range Clinic Senior Medical Lead
    Mobile treatment services have proven to be an effective way to provide treatment to Coloradans in the rural and frontier parts of the state. The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health with $6.7 million from the State Opioid Response grant, is providing six mobile health units specializing in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to improve access to MAT in rural and underserved areas of Colorado. In addition to these six units, mobile treatment options are available through pop-up clinics. Front Range Clinic is operating four of the six mobile health units.

    Related resources:
    Front Range Clinic Mobile Treatment Unit program link: https://www.frontrangemd.com/mobile-unit/

    We've assembled a panel of experts to discuss the impacts of substance use disorder on the criminal justice system. With Craig Thornhill, James McLaughlin, Matt Karzen, Valerie Resendez, Emily Richardson and facilitated by JK Costello. CME credit not offered for this session.

    Related resources:
    14th Judicial District Adult Diversion Program link: https://14da.org/adult-diversion-program/

    LEAD Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion Lead Program link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/law-enforcement-assisted-diversion-lead-program

    Colorado co-responder program link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/co-responder-programs

    Featured Speakers

    Dr. Robert J. Valuck

    Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh, FNAP

    Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

    Robert J. Valuck is a Professor in the Departments of Clinical ­Pharmacy, Epidemiology, and Family Medicine at the University Of Colorado Schools of Pharmacy, Public Health, and Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. ….read more 

    Dr. Michael Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC

    Dr. Michael Barnes

    Dr. Michael Barnes, PhD, MAC, LPC

    Dr. Barnes is the Chief Clinical Officer at Foundry Treatment Center in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Working with his clinical team at Foundry, Dr. Barnes is developing a trauma-integrated treatment process….read more 

    Donna Goldstrom

    Donna Goldstrom LAC,LPC

    Donna maintains the OBH licensure and all behavioral health programming at Front Range Clinic, with over 20 years’ experience in treating addictive disorders and working in integrated settings.….read more 

    Kathleen Crislip

    Kathleen Crislip, FNP, Front Range Clinic Senior Medical Lead

    Kathleen is a nurse practitioner specializing in substance use disorder treatment. She is especially interested in mobile health, with a particular passion for exploring care provision to rural residents in areas with limited healthcare resources and access. Kathleen has long been involved in local community service in her mountain home of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and is working on integrating and supporting effective, evidence-based substance use disorder treatment care in Colorado’s remote communities.

    Dr. Jeremy Dubin

    Dr. Jeremy Dubin DO, FASAM

    Dr. Dubin lectures and teaches regularly on the field of Addiction Medicine. As a family physician and addiction medical specialist at the Front Range Clinic, he pursues effective healing strategies that proactively confront the challenges of addiction….read more 

    Judicial system panelists

    Matt Karzen, JD

    Matt Karzen, JD

    Matt Karzen is the District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District, encompassing Routt, Moffat and Grand Counties. He is a graduate of Steamboat Mountain School, class of 1984. He spent his time on the slopes as much as possible, ski racing through high school and college, and then working as a professional ski patroller at Steamboat…read more

    James (Tiny) McLaughlin

    James “Tiny” McLaughlin, NRP/CP

    James (TINY) McLaughlin is the Director of Community Paramedicine at Ute Pass Regional Health Service District.  James has been involved with emergency medicine since October of 1991 and has been honored to serve the citizens of Ute Pass Regional Health Service District for the last 12 years. ….read more 

    JK Costello

    JK Costello MD, MPH (facilitator)

    JK Costello is a senior consultant with The Steadman Group and develops population health plans for substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. Inspired by the ongoing explosion of addiction and overdose, he works across medicine, public health.….read more 

    Emily Richardson

    Emily Richardson, MSW, LCSW

    Emily Richardson is the Manager of Co-Responder Services at the Colorado Department of Human Service’s Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Colorado ….read more 

    Valerie Resendez

    Valerie Resendez, MA, LPC

    Valerie Resendez is the Diversion Program Manager at the Colorado Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado. Valerie obtained her MA in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver in 2008….read more 

    Craig Thornhill

    Craig Thornhill, LPC, LAC

    Craig Thornhill provides substance-abuse specific counseling services in the Routt and Moffat County jails. He has been in the field of mental health and addiction counseling since 2004. He has a background in adolescent residential treatment, as well as adult individual, group and family therapy in community mental health….read more 

      ACCME Accreditation Statement
      This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Colorado Medical Society and North Colorado Health Alliance. The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      AMA Credit Designation Statement
      The Colorado Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.