Skip to main content

Virtual: Trauma and Addiction (Echo)

Virtual Zoom

Virtual: Trauma and Addiction (Echo)

Trauma and addiction are inextricably linked: From seeing addiction as a disease we are now moving to understanding it as a trauma response. In this full-day training, you will gain tools for a trauma and resilience focused approach for working with people who experience the symptoms of addiction. Participants will also deepen their understanding of the connection between addictive behaviors and how the body responds to trauma.

The training will include:

  • Trauma, addiction, and the brain
  • The trauma responses underlying addiction
  • Addiction as a ‘solution’
  • How addiction affects the parent/child relationship
  • Tools for building resilience

Learning objectives:

At the end of the training participants will be able to:

  • Name the two domains of childhood adversity described in the ‘Pair of ACEs’
  • List at least five impacts of childhood trauma identified by the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study
  • Name the two major neurotransmitters that provide a link between childhood trauma and addiction
  • Describe the two extremes that may be experienced in the autonomic nervous system as a result of trauma
  • Name at least one cultural belief about addiction that is now anachronistic
  • Agree that ‘addiction is a solution’
  • Implement two tools for building resilience


Who Should Attend: Service providers working with substance abusers and their families
Dates: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 | 8am-12:30pm PST
Cost: $55
Location: Virtual training via Zoom

Please click HERE to register.

Continuing education credits are available for an additional cost, click here to add them to your cart.
Please make sure to review our refund and cancellation policies here.
October 3, 2023 | 8am - 12:30 pm PST
Virtual training via Zoom
Zoom link and extra details will be sent out a week prior to the training date.
Please contact us at or (213) 484-6676 with any questions.

Add Comment

Comments (0)

Copyright © 2023, PACEsConnection. All rights reserved.
Link copied to your clipboard.