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Using EMDR with Craving and Addiction Disorders
November 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Substance use is a coping mechanism that many rely on during difficult times. It is a form of self-medication that is readily available and socially acceptable, up to a point. For those with a history of trauma, a reliance on mood altering substances can readily lead to dependency and addiction. Statistically up to 75% of clients with a history of trauma have co-occurring substance-related or addiction disorders. In terms of our client base, the chances are better than average that those seeking therapy are experiencing problems related to drug and alcohol use, whether or not they have admitted this to you, or perhaps even to themselves. Untreated trauma contributes to addiction disorders, and addictive symptoms complicate the treatment of trauma. It is a vicious cycle that can be particularly challenging to resolve. This workshop will help you gain a sense of competency in how to identify and deal with these diagnoses in your case load.