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Complex Trauma and Addiction: Impact and Resolution

The memory of trauma is often suppressed through excessive use of drugs or alcohol.  However, this pain-filled inner world will eventually reveal itself when life becomes unmanageable.

A group of nationally acclaimed clinicians will track trauma developing from the womb beginning with neonatal abstinence.  The Office of Children’s Services will describe their parameters guiding family intervention when parents are addicted.

The changes seen on fMRI in the adult brains of those who have experienced childhood trauma is then presented.

Essential insights and foundational truths about wounds, healing, and healers as depicted in stories from classical antiquity, Jewish and Christian holy days, and Native American ceremonies are introduced.

Finally, the trauma of professional training with its practice of self-neglect as a recipe for addiction is explored.

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Providence Cancer Center – 3851 Piper St. Providence Alaska Medical Center, U Tower, Room 2281 Anchorage, AK 99508

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