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Early Childhood Trauma and Subsequent Addiction

Early childhood trauma can lead to problems and even addiction in adulthood. Dr. Michael V. Genovese will review environmental, genetic and epigenetic influences of addiction and the importance of a team approach to recognizing and treating addiction and underlying trauma. 

In this webinar, Dr. Genovese will examine how normal neurodevelopment can be interrupted by adverse childhood events, as well as integrative modalities aimed at boosting symptomatology and improving health.



Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common precursors of addiction
  • Describe process of neural connectivity
  • Discuss epigenetic influences of pathophysiology of trauma and addiction
  • Explain interaction of the genome and connectome

CEU Information

The Association for the Addiction Professionals - NAADAC

This course has been approved by Vendome Group, LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 993121, Vendome Group LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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.

About the Speaker(s): 

Michael Genovese, MD, JD, is the chief medical officer of Sierra Tucson, a world leader in integrative health.He is assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Before joining Sierra Tucson, Dr. Genovese co-founded Long Island Mind and Body (LIMB), a highly successful medical practice that brought state-of-the-art integrative treatments to a growing patient base in metropolitan New York. While establishing LIMB, he also practiced as an attending physician at nearby Winthrop University Hospital. He was a fellow at the New York University/North Shore University Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program, and he completed his residency training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Before beginning his medical studies, Dr. Genovese earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and the American Bar associations, and he maintains a special counsel relationship with the law firm of Sullivan & Sullivan LLP, in Garden City, NY. He is an advocate for attorneys seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Genovese writes, speaks, teaches,and consults widely in the disciplines of pharmacology, neuromodulation, and pharmacogenomics.