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Something for the Pain

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ECHO Idaho’s Something for the Pain podcast features an overview of evidence-based insights, research updates, treatment options, resources, and other helpful information pertaining to substance use disorders (SUDs). Episodes are developed from ECHO Idaho’s past SUDs series and are presented by an interdisciplinary team of Idaho healthcare experts.

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Season 4 – Adolescent Substance Use Disorders


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Featuring: Cate Heil, MD, Addiction Medicine Fellow, Full Circle Health, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Cate Heil, MD, Addiction Medicine Fellow, Full Circle Health, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Alcohol, Benzodiazepine, Methamphetamine & Opioid Use Among Adolescents”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: June 28, 2023
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Adolescent Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Shannon McDowell, ECHO Idaho Program Manager
  • Speaker: Cate Heil, MD, Addiction Medicine Fellow, Full Circle Health, Boise

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Ryan Billington, MD, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Ryan Billington, MD, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Trauma and Addiction”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: April 12, 2023
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Adolescent Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned

  • Leza L, Siria S, López-Goñi JJ, Fernández-Montalvo J. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and substance use disorder (SUD): A scoping review. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 Apr 1;221:108563. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2021.108563. Epub 2021 Jan 29. PMID: 33561668.
  • Hoffmann JP, Jones MS. Cumulative Stressors and Adolescent Substance Use: A Review of 21st-Century Literature. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2022 Jul;23(3):891-905. doi: 10.1177/1524838020979674. Epub 2020 Dec 20. PMID: 33345723.
  • Shin SH. Preventing E-cigarette use among high-risk adolescents: A trauma-informed prevention approach. Addict Behav. 2021 Apr;115:106795. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106795. Epub 2020 Dec 24. PMID: 33387976.
  • Abraham Nussbaum. “Pocket Guide to the DSM-5
  • María-Ríos CE, Morrow JD. Mechanisms of Shared Vulnerability to Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders. Front Behav Neurosci. 2020 Jan 31;14:6. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2020.00006. PMID: 32082127; PMCID: PMC7006033.
  • CDC-Kaiser ACEs Study
  • The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease: The Hidden Epidemic by Ruth Lanius, Eric Vermetten, and Clare Pane
  • Barnes GE, Cea NF. The development of Addiction-Prone Personality traits in biological and adoptive families. Personal Individ Differences. 2015 Aug ;82:107-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.02.035 
  • Fava NM, Trucco EM, Martz ME, Cope LM, Jester JM, Zucker RA, Heitzeg MM. Childhood adversity, externalizing behavior, and substance use in adolescence: Mediating effects of anterior cingulate cortex activation during inhibitory errors. Dev Psychopathol. 2019 Oct;31(4):1439-1450. doi: 10.1017/S0954579418001025. PMID: 30585564; PMCID: PMC6594917.
  • Dr. Billington’s Model for Active Health Creation:
    Information graphic on Dr. Billington's Model for Active Mental Health Creation 

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Shannon McDowell, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Ryan Billington, MD, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Cate Heil, M.D., curr. Primary Care Psychiatry Fellow, prev. Addiction Medicine Fellow, Full Circle Health

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Cate Heil, MD, Addiction Medicine Fellow, Full Circle Health, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Mental Illness & Addiction”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: April 26, 2023
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Adolescent Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Shannon McDowell, ECHO Idaho Program Manager
  • Speaker: Cate Heil, MD, Addiction Medicine Fellow, Full Circle Health, Boise
  • Speaker: Kaitlin Killingsworth, CPRC, Brick House Recovery

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Season 3 – Surveying Substance Use Disorders


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Featuring: Nari Hsiu, DO, Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist, VA Medical Center, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Nari Hsiu, DO, Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist, VA Medical Center, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Tapering Off Benzodiazepines: The How and Why”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: Nov. 11, 2021 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Nari Hsiu, DO, Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine Specialist, VA Medical Center, Boise 
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho director
  • Speaker: Neil Ragan, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Health West, Pocatello, ECHO Idaho participant 
  • Speaker: Jessica Bringman, NP, ECHO Idaho participant
  • Speaker: Julie Wood, MD, ECHO Idaho participant
  • Speaker: Jacob Harris, MD, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Specialist, Boise VA Medical Center

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy 
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Pharmacology of Methamphetamines and Other Stimulants”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: July 14, 2022 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Sampson Nde, former ECHO Idaho Program Manager
  • Speaker: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Natalie Gukasyan, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Johns Hopkins University Center Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Baltimore, MD

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Natalie Gukasyan, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Johns Hopkins University Center Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Baltimore, MD
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy: Overview of Treatment Model and Current Evidence for Efficacy”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: June 2, 2021 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Behavioral Health in Primary Care
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Natalie Gukasyan, MD, Psychiatrist and Medical Director, Johns Hopkins University Center Psychedelic and Consciousness Research, Baltimore, MD
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho director
  • Speaker: Tara Whitaker, MD, Family Medicine physician at Capital City Family Medicine, Boise
  • Speaker: Nancy Chaney, RN, Moscow, and ECHO Idaho participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Anushka Burde, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP, HIV and Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Idaho State University

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Anushka Burde, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP, HIV and Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Idaho State University 
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Kratom: What Clinicians Need to Know”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: Dec. 7, 2022 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Behavioral Health in Primary Care
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Anushka Burde, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCACP, HIV and Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, Idaho State University
  • Speaker: Shannon McDowell, ECHO Idaho Program Manager
  • Speaker: Coire Weathers, M.D., Psychiatrist, Lost River Wellness, Boise
  • Speaker: Neil Ragan, M.D., Health West, Pocatello, ECHO Participant
  • Speaker: Brian Crownover, M.D., ECHO Idaho participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Fentanyl”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: May 26, 2022 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Cathy Oliphant, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administrative Sciences, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho director
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, MD, Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine Physician, Geriatrician at Full Circle Health, Boise
  • Speaker: Randi Pedersen, Syringe Exchange Program Manager, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
  • Speaker: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, ACADC, Social Worker and Vice President of Corporate Development, Trivium Life Services, Boise
  • Speaker: Derek Hayton, DO, ECHO Idaho participant
  • Speaker: Megan McCarren, MD, Saint Alphonsus Health System, ECHO Idaho participant
  • Speaker: Nari Hsiu, DO, Psychiatrist, Boise VA Medical Center
  • Speaker: Brenda Hoyt, NP, Nurse Practitioner, Raise the Bottom Idaho, Boise
     

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Alicia Carrasco, MD, MA, FASAM, Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine, VA Medical Center, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Alicia Carrasco, MD, MA, FASAM, Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine, VA Medical Center, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: June 9, 2022 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

  • Invasive pneumococcal disease
  • Norco
  • Clonidine
  • Loperamide
  • Butrans Patch
  • Belbuca
  • Hyperalgesia: An increased sensitivity to feeling or experiencing pain.
  • Clofen
  • Duloxetine

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Alicia Carrasco, M.D., MA, FASAM, Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine, VA Medical Center, Boise
  • Speaker: Katy Rodgers (née Palmer), ECHO Idaho Assistant Director
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, M.D., Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine, Geriatrician, Full Circle Health, Boise
  • Speaker: Amy Jeppesen, LCSW, ACADC, Social Worker and Vice President of Corporate Development at Trivium Life Services, Boise
  • Speaker: Neil Ragan, M.D., Family Medicine physician at Health West in Pocatello, ECHO Idaho participant
  • Speaker: Cloeie Hood, LCSW, ACADC, Social Worker, Trivium Life Services, Boise and ECHO Idaho participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Michelle Cullinan, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Sage Health Care, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Michelle Cullinan, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Sage Health Care, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “What is Going on with Cannabis and CBD?”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: Nov. 16, 2022 
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Behavioral Health in Primary Care
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

  • CBD : cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana
  • THC : tetrahydrocannabinol, a compound found in marijuana
  • Marinol: an FDA-approved medication used to treat nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy as well as weight loss in HIV patients.
  • Emetic: a substance that causes vomiting
  • Sativa: the energizing strain of marijuana
  • Indica: physically sedating strain of marijuana
  • OLCC: Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission
  • Zyprexa (olanzapine)
  • Haldol (haloperidol)
  • Antileptic carbamazepine
  • Aripiprazole
  • AKT-1 gene variation
  • Gabapentin
  • NAC: N-Acetyl Cysteine
  • “Bud-tender”: a cannabis dispensary employee

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Shannon McDowell, ECHO Idaho Program Manager
  • Speaker: Michelle Cullinan, PMHNP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Sage Health Care, Boise
  • Speaker: Tara Whitaker, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Capital City Family Medicine, Boise
  • Speaker: Rachel Root, PhD, Psychologist, Treasure Valley Psychology, Boise
  • Speaker: Neil Ragan, MD, Health West, Pocatello, ECHO Idaho participant
  • Speaker: Mark Worthen, PsyD, Health West, Pocatello, ECHO Idaho participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Elsbeth Jensen-Otsu, M.D., Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist, VA Medical Center, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Elsbeth Jensen-Otsu, M.D., Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist, VA Medical Center, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Alcohol-Related Liver Disease”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: Feb. 28, 2022
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Viral Hepatitis and Liver Care
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator / Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Elsbeth Jensen-Otsu, M.D., Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, VA Medical Center, Boise
  • Speaker: Abby Davids, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, Associate Program Director, HIV & Viral Hepatitis Fellowship Director, Full Circle Health
  • Speaker: Winslow Gerrish, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Sciences, Research, and Grants, Full Circle Health, Boise
  • Speaker: Ian Troesoyer, DNP, ECHO Idaho participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

Season 2 – Perinatal Substance Use Disorders


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Featuring: Alyson Smith, M.D., FASAM, addiction medicine physician and family medicine physician, Director of Mental Health at Delta Airlines

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Alyson Smith, M.D., addiction medicine physician and family medicine physician, Director of Mental Health at Delta Airlines
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Postpartum Consideration: SUD Treatments, Recovery and Parenting”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: July 28, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Alyson Smith, MD, addiction medicine specialist, family medicine physician, director of mental health, Delta Airlines 
  • Speaker: Stacy Seyb, MD, maternal fetal medicine, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Rachel Root, PhD, PMH-C, Psychologist, Treasure Valley Psychology, Boise
  • Speaker: Jerri Woodworth, OB Nurse, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho Director
  • Speaker: Bari Laskow, ECHO participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Nicole Fox, M.D., M.P.A., Psychiatry, St. Luke’s Health System

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Nicole Fox, M.D., M.P.A., Psychiatry, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Marijuana Use in the Perinatal Period”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: July 14, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Nicole Fox, MD, MPA, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Stacy Seyb, MD, maternal fetal medicine, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Jerri Woodworth, OB Nurse, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: LaResa Janousek, NNP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NICU, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho Director

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Rachel Root, Ph.D., PMH-C, Psychologist, Treasure Valley Psychology, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Rachel Root, Ph.D., PMH-C, Psychologist, Treasure Valley Psychology, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Perinatal Anxiety Disorders”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: June 9, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Rachel Root, PhD, PMH-C, Psychologist, Treasure Valley Psychology, Boise
  • Speaker: Jerri Woodworth, OB Nurse, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Nicole Fox, MD, MPA, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Alyson Smith, MD, addiction medicine specialist, family medicine physician, director of mental health, Delta Airlines 
  • Speaker: Haley Brown, ECHO participant
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho Director

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Nicole Fox, M.D., M.P.A., Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Nicole Fox, M.D., M.P.A., Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Perinatal Mood Disorders”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: May 26, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

  • FDA A-B-C-D-X category system
  • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
  • Zoloft
  • Sertraline
  • Fluoxetine
  • Citalopram
  • Celexa
  • ECT, stands for “electroconvulsive therapy”
  • Paroxetine
  • Paxil
  • Venlafaxine
  • Buproprion
  • Carbamazepine
  • Depakote
  • Lamotrigine
  • Lamictal
  • Haldol
  • Quetiapine
  • Seroquel
  • Olanzepine
  • Zyprexa
  • Risperidone
  • Risperdal
  • American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic Statistical Manual, 5th Edition. American Psychiatric Association, Arlington, VA. 2013.
  • Cohen LS, Altshuler LL, Harlow BL, Nonacs R, Newport DJ, Viguera AC, Suri R, Burt VK, Hendrick V, Reminick AM, Loughead A, Vitonis AF, Stowe ZN. Relapse of major depression during pregnancy in women who maintain or discontinue antidepressant treatment. JAMA 295(5):499-507, 2006.
  • Jones I, Chandra P, Dezzan P and Howard L. Bipolar disorder, affective psychosis, and schizophrenia in pregnancy and the post-partum period. Lancet 2014; 384; 1789-99.
  • Miller ED, Hoxha D, Wisner KL, Gossett DR. The impact of perinatal depression on the evolution of anxiety and obsessive compulsive symptoms. Arch Womens Ment Health 2015.
  • MGH Center for Women’s Health Online Reproductive Psychiatry Resource and Information Center.
  • Nonacs R, Cohen LS. Depression during pregnancy: diagnosis and treatment options. J Clin Psychiatry. 2002;63. Suppl 7:24-30.
  • Reefhuis J, Devine O, Friedman J et al. Specific SSRIs and birth defects; Bayesian analysis to interpret new data in the context of previous reports. BMJ 2015; 350-h3190.
  • Robakis T and Williams K. Atypical Antipsychotics during pregnancy. Current Psychiatry 2013; 12 (7): 12-18

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Nicole Fox, MD, MPA, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Alyson Smith, MD, addiction medicine specialist, family medicine physician, director of mental health, Delta Airlines 
  • Speaker: Jerry Wilmes, ECHO participant
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho Director

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: LaResa Janousek, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at the NICU, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: LaResa Janousek, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner at the NICU, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Identification and Treatment”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: April 28, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: LaResa Janousek, NNP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NICU, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Stacy Seyb, MD, maternal fetal medicine, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Alyson Smith, MD, addiction medicine specialist, family medicine physician, director of mental health, Delta Airlines 
  • Speaker: Jerri Woodworth, OB Nurse, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho Director

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Alyson Smith, M.D., Family Medicine Physician, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Director of Mental Health, Delta Airlines

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Alyson Smith, M.D., Family Medicine Physician, Addiction Medicine Specialist, Director of Mental Health, Delta Airlines
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “MAT in Pregnancy”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: April 14, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Alyson Smith, MD, addiction medicine specialist, family medicine physician, director of mental health, Delta Airlines 
  • Speaker: LaResa Janousek, NNP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NICU, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho Director
  • Speaker: Neil Ragan, ECHO participant

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Stacy Seyb, M.D., Maternal Fetal Medicine, St. Luke’s Health System

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Stacy Seyb, M.D., Maternal Fetal Medicine, St. Luke’s Health System
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Medications and Substances in Pregnancy: Exposure and Risk”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: March 24, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Digital Media/Communications Specialist, ECHO Idaho, Boise
  • Speaker: Stacy Seyb, MD, maternal fetal medicine, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Nicole Fox, MD, MPA, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: LaResa Janousek, NNP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NICU, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Rachel Root, PhD, PMH-C, Psychologist, Treasure Valley Psychology, Boise
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MPH, primary care physician, MOUD provider at Centurion, Idaho Department of Corrections
  • Speaker: Alyson Smith, MD, addiction medicine specialist, family medicine physician, director of mental health, Delta Airlines 
  • Speaker: Jerri Woodworth, OB Nurse, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Lachelle Smith, former ECHO Idaho Director

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen


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Featuring: Katie Gray, M.D., Family Medicine physician at Desert Sage Health Centers in Mountain Home and Jerri Woodworth, OB-Nurse and director of the SUPPORT Clinic at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Jerri Woodworth, OB-Nurse at St. Luke’s Health System in Boise
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Substance Use and Mental Health in Pregnancy: Overview and Screening”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: March 10, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Perinatal Substance Use Disorder series
  • Didactic Presentation Video

Resources and Publications Mentioned

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho
  • Speaker: Katie Gray, MD, Family Medicine, Desert Sage Health Centers, Mountain Home, ID 
  • Speaker: Jerri Woodworth, OB Nurse, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Nicole Fox, MD, MPA, Psychiatrist, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: LaResa Janousek, NNP, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, NICU, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Rachel Root, PhD, PMH-C, Psychologist, Treasure Valley Psychology, Boise
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MPH, primary care physician, MOUD provider at Centurion, Idaho Department of Corrections
  • Speaker: Stacy Seyb, MD, maternal fetal medicine, St. Luke’s Health System, Boise
  • Speaker: Alyson Smith, MD, addiction medicine specialist, family medicine physician, director of mental health, Delta Airlines 

Music Contributions

  • “ECHO Idaho Theme Song” written and performed by Sam Steffen
  • Guitar instrumentals also provided by Sam Steffen

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This project was supported by Grant No. 15PBJA-21-GG-04557-COAP awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 450
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu