1 December 2022

Trauma and addiction: the importance of a trauma informed approach to the treatment of addiction


Trauma and addiction: the importance of a trauma informed approach to the treatment of addiction

9:30 am - 

10:45 am

Around 70% of patients in inpatient addiction rehab are diagnosed with trauma. We know that PTSD has an adverse impact on the outcomes of patients with substance dependency and unless addiction is treated through a trauma-informed approach, the chances of a positive outcome for the patient are lower than average. Thus an integrated approach is essential for successful long-term recovery. Join us for this webinar to learn about the tools, techniques and clinical reasoning we use to assess and treat trauma and addiction in our inpatient hospital. The Castle Health Group includes Castle Craig Hospital, Scotland; Smarmore Castle Clinic, Ireland; Catch Recovery, Outpatient Clinic, London and SBK, Outpatient Clinic, Stockholm, Sweden. Tray


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Founder and Managing Director of Hydro-ease

Vivian is the Founder and Managing Director of Hydro-ease, Northern Irelands only dedicated floatation Centre. She is also the founder of Wellness Consultant and the regional coordinator for SMART Recovery UK. Vivian is committed to reducing the impacts of trauma and related symptoms using the latest approaches in neuroscience in unison with floatation therapy, developing Reconnection and Floatation Therapy (RAFT) her own unique approach to healing. An inspirational and creative therapeutic practitioner, an authentic and engaging trainer and international Public Speaker Vivian firmly believes RAFT is the perfect antidote to our modern frenetic world Having almost 3 decades of lived experience of adverse childhood experiences, trauma and addiction she was introduced to floatation for the first time in 2004. After having a very profound and enlightening experience she was keen to understand what had taken place. When the owner/operator of the float centre could not provide the answers she sought she decided to find out for herself, this seen her returning to education and training alongside some of the most fascinating minds in the world of the modalities she has studied, working with everyone from leaders to vulnerable and disengaged young people throughout the Charity and Voluntary, Public and Private sectors across Scotland and Northern Ireland.


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