NIEAPA October Chapter Meeting - Co-Occurring Disorders, Trauma, and Women With Addiction: Special Focus on Racialized Trauma

  • Friday, October 21, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Recovery Centers of America St. Charles Campus - 41W400 Silver Glen Road, St. Charles, IL 60175


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Co-Occurring Disorders, Trauma, and Women With Addiction: Special Focus on Racialized Trauma (Pending 3.0 CEU Approval)
Friday, October 21, 2022 • 9:00am - 1:00pm

Please join us for NIEAPA's first In-Person Chapter Meeting since 2020, graciously hosted by Recovery Centers of America - St. Charles Campus!

This presentation will give an overview of addiction and co-occurring mental health needs of women in treatment settings. We will review the neurobiology of addiction and trauma, their overlap, and their association with mood, eating, and anxiety disorders in women. We will focus specifically on racial in equalities in addiction care, racial trauma, and a demonstration group highlighting an antiracist clinical approach.


  • Audience will be able to understand the basic neurobiology of addiction and understand the illness as a disease.
  • Participants will be able to identify prevalence of co-occurring eating disorders and trauma in women with addiction.
  • Participants will identify race-based gaps in health equity as it applies to addiction treatment.
  • Audience will identify core components of a trauma-informed, integrated, antiracist clinical approach to treating women with addiction and co-occurring disorders.


Dr. Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS

Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS, is the Co-founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of SunCloud Health. She is a board-certified psychiatrist who specializes in treating addiction (substance, process and food), trauma, eating disorders and complex, co-occurring disorders. She has helped thousands of people recover from these illnesses.

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As part of your membership benefit, all Chapter Meetings are free! Members are allowed to share one free pass with a guest. We invite you to share this pass to connect and build relationships with friends and colleagues.

Non-Members - $40
Other EAPA Members - $10 (discount code required)
Students - FREE (discount code required)

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Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756

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