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Sexuality and Substance Abuse

Sat. 8 Dec, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sexuality and Substance Abuse
Saturday December 8, 9- 3 EST
Live Webinar and in person at 9620 NE 2nd Ave, Ste 205, Miami Shores, FL 33138
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Sex is keyed into our limbic systems, which controls our survival, our emotions, our reward system, and our memories. Our limbic system is vulnerable to the effects of substance abuse, since mind-altering substances such as cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens first affect the reward system and then stores the pleasurable effects in memory, which leads to cravings and addiction. The intersection of sexuality and substance abuse occurs when we use drugs while having sex, which exponentially intensifies the pleasure of both; when we use drugs to a point where our ability to engage in sexual behavior is impaired; or when we use drugs to escape memories of traumatic sexual experiences. This workshop will explore and explain the many points of this intersection and describe interventions for developing healthy sexual feelings and behavior in recovery from addiction.
IICS instructor Dr. Tracy Rodriguez-Miller will be accompanied by special guest speaker Steven Shulman, a recovering addict and author of the exciting new book “My Uncle Gloria.”

Continuing Education provided for the following Boards: FL Dept of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Provider #50-550/BAP585, General, Sex Therapy, and Hypnosis. FL Board of Nursing, expires 10/19; FL Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, expires 3/19; FL Board of Psychology, expires 5/20; Florida Certification Board #5094-A; AASECT #11-112B; NBCC. Dr. Carol L. Clark, DBA Therapy Certification Training has been approved by NBCC ACEP No. 6856

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