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The Importance of Secure Attachment to Long-Term Sobriety
From neurological standpoint for addicts, if we accept that substance use is stored in the need rather than the want area of the brain and that attachment is a human need rather than a human want, then we can begin to explore the idea that secure attachment is the need that getting high satisfies. Personal willpower is useless against human needs. Addicts can only withstand so much emotional loneliness and isolation before they will revert to their addictive ways of meeting their need for human connection and secure attachment to others. This is why a greater focus must be placed on their Attachment Disorders as part of their addiction treatment. During this webinar, we will discuss the basic concepts of Attachment Theory and addiction treatment. We will also explore how increased focus with patients on creating secure attachments in their sobriety can enhance the quality of their sobriety and lead to more stable, long lasting recovery.

Objectives:
1. Understand the basics of Attachment Theory and how a secure attachment is a human need rather than a want.
2. Explore and understand how using substance fulfills our need for attachment, if only temporarily.
3. Explore Attachment Disorders with their clients in a focused, constructive manner.

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Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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