This live webinar will provide participants with an introductory overview of the latest research on the etiology, progression, and recovery from substance use disorders. A brief review of the evolving theories about addiction will be followed by a more detailed review of current research on the neurobiology of addiction and the evidence that addiction is a brain-based illness. Emphasis will also be placed on encouraging participants to identify a personal goal related to the reduction of addiction-related stigma by Bringing Science to the Streets through the sharing of information learned in this presentation, and from the various references cited in the handouts.
Lee Dalphonse is an educator, organizational consultant and psychotherapist with thirty-plus years of experience planning, implementing, and evaluating a number of innovative outpatient, residential, home and hospital-based programs and services for individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. Lee has provided training and consultation for a variety of audiences, and for a number of health, human service, and governmental organizations throughout the United States and Canada.