Addiction Interactions: Identifying and Treating the Neuropathways of Addiction

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

In this presentation, we will explore the 4 types of Addictions (substance, process, feeling, and compulsive attachments), along with the 4 Addiction Neuropathways (arousal, numbing, fantasy, deprivation) and how these various types of additions and pathways don’t just co-occur but actually interact with each other in powerful ways to form the black hole of Addiction Interaction Disorders. We will explore several of the overall 11 forms of Addiction Interactions and why identifying these is crucial for the overall treatment of these addictions and for long-term success in relapse-free sobriety and recovery.

Presented by:
Stephen Sbanotto, MS, LPC, CSAT-S

Stephen Sbanotto, MS, LPC, CSAT-S has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for 12 years and is serving as the Director for Sexual Addictions and Intimacy Disorder treatment at Valiant Living in Greenwood Village, CO. He is a Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist Supervisor and truly enjoys helping train therapists learning the Carnes 30-task Model for the treatment of sexual addictions and compulsive sexual behaviors. Stephen also did an additional Masters program in Marriage and Family Therapy and is trained in Emotion Focused Couples Therapy. He is also trained in EMDR for trauma.  Stephen is originally from Arkansas and moved to Colorado 8 years ago. When he is not in the office working with clients and training clinicians, he can often either be found on the theatre stage or at the karaoke performing for either a willing or captive audience.

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