29th Sierra Tucson Presents:
Grief In Recovery,
This presentation will look at grief as a prominent underlying issue in addiction which effects sobriety outcomes. We will discuss complicated, chronic, and delayed grief along with their impact on family systems and tolerance for grieving styles. The four gifts and the five written expressions of grief will be explained as a helpful tool in helping clients move through and heal from complicated grief.
Presented by: Gigi Veasey, LCSW, LISAC, CCBT
Addiction: Disease or Defect? And Medication Assisted Treatment
A presentation about the rethinking of addiction as a chronic brain disease rather
than as a strictly psychological or moral condition. Topics covered will include theories about the root causes of addiction, the influence of genetics on addiction, a discussion about brain anatomy, the brain's pleasure/reward system and how it can be
hijacked by drugs and alcohol, how tolerance develops, why recovery is about more than just willpower. Also covered will be a presentation about medication assisted treatment in the management of substance use disorders, including a discussion about the ongoing reluctance by many clinicians and treatment centers to use medications.
Presented by: Simon Olstein, MD, FASAM, FACS, RYT
Scottsdale Treatment Institute • 3200 N. Hayden Road., Ste. 170 • Scottsdale