From Trauma to Addictions

Requesting This Course:

  • This course is being offered at the following upcoming Regional Training. Click on the city name for further information and registration: Chicago, IL, Regina SK
  • For information on requesting this course for your organization through our Speakers Bureau program, please contact Millie Morehouse at [email protected].
  • To check if this course is being offered by an Approved Instructor, search our Event Calendar.

Course Description:
Explore the relationship between exposure to traumas and the often resulting addiction. Those individuals who work in the “helping professions” are statistically at a greater risk for developing addictions. The use of alcohol, drugs and other activities as a means of self-medicating overwhelming job-related stress and chronic exposure to emotionally charged events is often common place. Personality traits and the human culture of “helpers” are looked at, as well as issues of enabling and family dynamics. Good critical incident stress management MUST include an addictions component which addresses these dangers, and gives you the tools necessary to address these dependencies.

This course is for those in the “helping professions” who are at a greater risk to crisis and the potential for substance abuse and additions and those who work with this specialized population.

Program Highlights

  • Addiction Issues of Concern
  • Generalized Adaptation Syndrome
  • PTSD, Alcoholism and Addictions
  • Extremes of Human Stress
  • Assessing Incidents
  • Addiction and Suicide
  • Enabling, Jackpots & Co-Dependency
  • Belief Systems and Recovery
  • Roads to Living Clean and Sober
  • Living with Someone in Recovery

Completion of “From Trauma to Addictions” and receipt of a certificate indicating full attendance (14 Contact Hours) qualifies as a class in ICISF’s Certificate of Specialized Training Program.

Continuing Education Information

Two-Day Course: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

14 Contact Hours; 14 PDHs for EAPs; 14 Contact Hours for National Certified Addiction Counselors; OR 1.4 general CEUs from UMBC

Continuing education information listed is only applicable when attending an ICISF Regional Training.