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Why Can’t They “Just STOP”?

January 13, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Instructor: Ana Guerra, LCSW, LPC, LCADC, CCS

An estimated 12% of children in America live with a parent with a Substance Use Disorder (SAMHSA, 2017). The increase in Opioid Use Disorders has contributed to the prevalence of the problem. Both children and professionals wonder why love isn’t enough to triumph over parental use. This course will address the question “Why can’t they just stop?” and the brain disease of “addiction”. The “family illness” will also be examined as it relates to the impact of substance use on the individual and family members. Misconceptions about such families and substance use disorders as well as potential counselor biases will be explored. Participants will be presented with resources and techniques designed to enhance services for children or families challenged by substance use disorders.

CE Credits: 6 Clinical 


January 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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