The Great Lakes MHTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
This talk will focus on attachment theory as it relates to substance use disorders (SUD). The webinar will address the origins of attachment theory along with the important psychological impacts of early attachment. The neurobiological pathways of attachment will be described with a particular emphasis on the overlap with the addiction/motivation neurocircuitry. This shared neurobiology between attachment and addiction is crucial for understanding the origins and treatment of addictions. Pregnancy and the postpartum period initiate specific biological changes that allow attachment to serve as a powerful intervention to addiction. Providing this kind of integrated intervention to mothers and infants during the perinatal period can disrupt the perpetuation of intergenerational substance use and offers a new approach to SUD prevention and treatment.
As a result of this presentation, the audience will:
- Have a better understanding of attachment theory
- Know the basic neurobiology of attachment theory
- Discover how the neurobiology of attachment and substance use overlaps
- Understand the importance of pregnancy and early child development in the intergenerational effects of substance use
- Learn ways to prevent and treat substance use disorders through attachment
Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.