Summer 2018 / Podcast with Dr. Maté

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In this issue: 

  • Ask the Experts: A Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté

  • Trauma: The Root of the Opioid Epidemic

  • Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care Principles with Hope & Healing: About CCAR 

  • Trauma, Substance Use Disorders & Families: A Literature Review

  • Featured Resources: DMHAS Real Time Bed Availability and DCF Office of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ask the Experts: A Conversation with Dr. Gabor Maté

by Cheryl Kenn, LCSW

 

In this interview hear from Dr. Maté, a renowned addiction expert, who believes that the source of addiction is not found in genetics but in early childhood experiences. His most recent book, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, he draws on cutting edge science and true stories to depict the origins of addiction in trauma and emotional loss.

 

Trauma: The Root of the Opioid Epidemic by Cheryl A. Shannon, MHSA, LADC, Professor/Program Coordinator, Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor Program, Gateway Community College

 

Research identifies clear and specific intersections between addiction and trauma; read this article to better understand this complex public health crisis. 

 

Incorporating Trauma-Informed Care Principles with Hope & Healing: About CCAR by Rebecca Allen, Director of Recovery Support Services, CCAR

 

 By promoting recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction through advocacy, education and service, CCAR strives to end discrimination surrounding addiction and recovery.

 

Trauma, Substance Use Disorders & Families: A Literature Review

by Margaret H. Lloyd, PhD, Assistant Professor, UConn School of Social Work

 

Learn more about the intergenerational and cyclical nature of trauma and substance use disorders and what clinicians can do to begin the healing process.

 

Featured Resources: DMHAS Real Time Bed Availability and DCF Office of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Abuse Treatment

by Mary Painter, LCSW, LADC, Director, Office of Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use Treatment Recovery, DCF

 

Learn about two resources provided by DMHAS and DCF.