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Lunch and Learn – “Understanding Addiction: Neurobiology, Triggers, and Healing”

August 3, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Please join us for an exciting Lunch and Learn on Friday, August 3rd, 2018 from 11:30am – 1:00pm at our Cottonwood Heights location.  Hannah Hammond, LCSW will be presenting on Understanding Addiction: Neurobiology, Triggers, and Healing.  One CE credit will be awarded to participants.

Although this event is free, space is limited so registration is required.  Register below:

Registration is now closed.  Please contact Kari at [email protected] with questions.  Thank you.


This course has been approved by Center for Change, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider # 123302, Center for Change is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

Center for Change has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6766. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Center for Change is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Center for Change is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Change maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Center for Change, provider #141861 is a continuing professional education (CPE) accredited provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) Activity #137351. CDR credentialed practitioners will receive one continuing professional education unit (CPEU) for completion of this activity.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886558729-8852) for 1 continuing education contact hours.



Presentation Description:

This presentation will define addiction according to the DSM-V and describe how the criterion manifests through various addictive avenues. The Disease Model of addiction will be explained to include a focus on the operation of the reward pathway and how substances and stress impact this reward pathway. Some information will explore how the Disease Model of addiction is not yielding sufficient results.  This presentation will also include the core issues underlying addiction (ie vulnerability and connection).  Lastly the presentation will include the role of relationships in the healing process.

Training For:

Staff of Hospitals, Medical Centers, Mental Health Clinics, General Medicine Physicians, Psychiatrists, APRN’s, Psychologists, Counselors, Dietitians, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, Mental Health Technicians for all levels including introductory to advanced.

Learning Objectives:

  1. I can describe the Disease Model of addiction by describing the defect in the reward pathway in the brain of the addict.
  2. I can describe why stress management is vital to the relapse prevention process.
  3. I can identify at least three core issues underlying addiction.


Since this is a free event, there is no refund or cancellation policy.


August 3, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Center for Change – Cottonwood Heights
7050 Highland Dr, Suite 310
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 United States
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