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Something for the Pain

Something for the Pain - ECHO Idaho Podcast artwork

Listen to recorded lectures from ECHO Idaho’s substance use disorder education series archives and interviews with Valley County subject matter experts to find out the latest trends, best-practices and existing resources for opioid and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery in Idaho.

Whether you work in healthcare and want claim continuing education credit or live in Idaho and want to educate yourself about opioid and substance use disorder treatment, Something for the Pain has a little something for everybody.

Claim Continuing Education (CE)

Something for the Pain is considered an enduring material by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

ECHO Idaho uses eeds software to manage our continuing education (CE). To claim CE for listening to an episode of Something for the Pain, please navigate to the eeds website.

Questions? Email us at, or call Karley Kline at (208) 364-9910.

Episode 1 – Framework for Addiction as Disease

Featuring: Craig Lodis, PhD

Didactic Presentation Details

  • Didactic Presenter: Craig Lodis, PhD, Psychologist at the Boise VA Medical Center
  • Didactic Presentation Title: “Understanding the Disease of Addiction”
  • Didactic Presentation Date: January 7, 2021
  • ECHO Idaho Series: Counseling Techniques for Substance Use Disorders
  • Didactic Presentation Video
  • Didactic Presentation Slides

Resources and Publications Mentioned


  • At about (9:30) Dr. Lodis talks about “a psychiatrist who does a lot of really great work with mindfulness,” whom he names as Peter Seigel; it’s actually psychiatrist Dan Seigel he’s talking about.

Speaking Credits

  • Narrator/Host: Sam Steffen, Project Coordinator, ECHO Idaho
  • Speaker: Todd Palmer, MD, Addiction Fellowship Director at the Boise Family Medicine Residency of Idaho
  • Speaker: Craig Lodis, PhD, Clinical Psychologist at the Boise VA Medical Center
  • Speaker: Jason Coombs, MPC, CEO of Brick House Recovery in Boise
  • Speaker: Katy Palmer, ECHO Idaho Assistant Director, Boise
  • Speaker: Radha Sadacharan, MD, MPH, MAT Provider at the Boise VA Medical Center
  • Speaker: Haylee (ECHO Idaho Participant)
  • Speaker: Scott Jones, BS, Chapter Manager at The Phoenix Recovery Center in Boise

Music Contributions

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

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Something for the Pain is brought to you by Idaho’s chapter of Project ECHO and the University of Idaho, supported by the WWAMI Medical Education Program, in partnership with VCORP, the Valley County Opioid Response Project. Something for the Pain is made possible by Grant Number GA1RH39585 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDI-1 or HRSA.

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Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4698

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