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Understanding The Relationship Between Grief And Addiction

This Gateway training provides an introduction to understanding the relationship between grief and addiction. Individuals experiencing grief and loss may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope, which could lead to an alcohol or drug dependency. For those already struggling with a substance use disorder, grief and loss can be substantial triggers for relapse.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the relationship between stages of grief and substance use disorders.
  • Identifying symptoms and behaviors an individual who struggles with grief and addiction may exhibit.
  • Learn the treatment strategies and intervention techniques used in addiction treatment to help individuals who may be using substances to cope with grief and loss issues.

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PLEASE NOTE: The playback of this webinar will NOT provide CEUs to viewers.

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Meet the Trainer

Jim Scarpace
Executive Director

Gateway Treatment Aurora

With more than 17 years of substance abuse treatment experience, Jim Scarpace works directly with the clinical management team to ensure Gateway is continuously improving its evidence-based treatment programs for adults and teens.

Viewed as an expert in his field, Jim teaches graduate classes in clinical and forensic psychology as an Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Jim earned his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Illinois Benedictine University.

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