The Connection Between Attachment and Substance Use Disorders
This continuing education seminar will discuss attachment theory and how unhealthy attachment can influence substance use. Discussion will include how difficulty in developing and maintaining meaningful interpersonal relations and self-regulating emotions can lead individuals to seek meaningful relationships through the use of substances. Treatment modalities and approaches will be presented to help clients address deficits in interpersonal relationships, emotional regulation, trust-building and vulnerability, while addressing substance use disorders.
Featuring John Houton, LPC, CAADC, ASP/SAE
John is a licensed professional counselor and certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor practicing in Lancaster, PA. He has been providing mental health services for children and adults for over 15 years and has extensive experience with early childhood and attachment difficulties, substance use disorders, and sexually problematic behaviors.