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Changing the Conversation – A Client’s Perspective on Addiction – A Match Between Experience and Neuroscience – 2019-11-05

This presentation will look at addiction in light of what we have learned from the ACE studies. It will examine addiction as a problematic response and coping mechanism for trauma; how neuroscience predicts the behaviours that make addiction a stigmatizing disorder; changing the conversation into one that allows the disorder to be understood and bring compassion into the exchange; and helping people come to terms with addiction in a way that encourages them to seek a solution and lessens the shame and denial.

Presenter: Karen James