Monthly Meetings

cropped-12472319_612645812220363_1761304450637316670_n.jpgWe have moved to a new location for our monthly meetings.

Our next monthly meeting will be on

Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

11:30 am – Networking
12:00 pm – Program

Cornerstone Assistance Network

3500 Noble Avenue

Fort Worth, Texas  76111

Please make plans to join us for lunch and one hour CEU.

Special thanks to our lunch sponsor!

Program

Addiction Interaction Disorders (AID)

Co occurring issues in an individuals who have substance use disorder are a common issue in treatment.   Process addictions are a type of co occurring issue that can complicate treatment and endanger ongoing substance use recovery.  Many times multiple process addictions interact with one another patient’s lives that further complicate the treatment and recovery process.  The interaction of different types of addictions such as substance use, gambling, food, sex and love, spending, etc. together is called Addiction Interaction Disorder (AID).  Addiction interaction disorder (AID) needs to be assessed, addressed and further emphasized in the continuing care planning of anyone undergoing substance use treatment.  Treatment implications of AID are also discussed.

Objectives include:

  • Define Addiction Interaction disorder
  • Assessment and Identification of the type(s) of process addictions that can be involved in AID
  •  Types of addiction interaction disorder manifestations
  • Clinical Implications of AID in substance use treatment will be discussed

 Presenter

Senior Therapist Heather Nolan, LCDC, LMSW

 

Heather Nolan is a Texas Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who is currently working at Sunspire Health Texas as an addiction counselor.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Heather is a certified challenge course practitioner.  She has worked and helped design programs specifically with young adult male addicts.  She has a background of working with clients in both short-term and long term residential care.