Process Addictions Panel: Gambling and Eating (2019)

This presentation is part of the Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019, an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. Together with the other presentations it can serve as a broad review for clinicians, a review of the basics for newcomers, or a starting point for those preparing to sit for the ABPM Board Examination in Addiction Medicine. 

Learners cannot sign up for individual lectures, only for the full Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019. Please contact CSAM ( if you have any questions about this online educational offering. 

Target Audience

  • Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice
  • Primary care clinicians who want to get a better understanding of addiction and manage patients with addictions in their practice
  • Public health officials who want an understanding of the current state of addiction treatment
  • Non-physicians who are involved in the treatment of addiction

Learning Objectives

  1. Talk to patients about characteristics of gambling disorder and its impact on physical and mental health.   
  2. Describe treatment option for gambling disorder that are currently available in the state of California.
  3. Participants will be able to list 2 types of Eating Disorders that have characteristics of food addiction.
  4. Participants will be able to list 2 treatment modalities used in the treatment of food addictions.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance
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Timothy Fong, MD

Dr. Fong is a Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is the Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a one-year program designed to provide a leading edge clinical and research training experience. He is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and clinical characteristics of gambling disorder to develop effective, evidence-based treatment strategies. Finally, he is a founding faculty member of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, a university-supported program to examine the impact of cannabis on body, mind and brain.

Disclosure: Alkermes, Inc.: Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards); Connections in Recovery: Research Support; indivior: Speaker's Bureau; WeRecover: Consulting Fees (e.g., advisory boards), Ownership Interest (stocks, stock options, or other ownership interest excluding diversified mutual funds)



Terry V. Eagan, MD

Chief Psychiatric Officer, Alsana Treatment Centers

Nothing to disclose



The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing education credit is available for psychologists, therapists, substance use counselors, nurses and physician assistants.

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance


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