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Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery
May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: St. Joseph Mercy Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute auditorium, 5325 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti Michigan 48197. Park in parking area “M”.
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Co-occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders often converge in several complex ways. We know that addiction to substances is a primary, chronic, and fatal disease if left untreated; research also tells us that when these two disorders co-occur, treating them simultaneously is the best course of action for the individual seeking help, and that long-term recovery from both disorders is possible. However, finding a program able to treat both conditions effectively is challenging. This presentation will explore the ways in which these two very serious conditions intersect and how those intersections impact the course of treatment and recovery for the individual.
Video February 2019
About the Presenter:
Tiffany Schultz, LMSW; Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center Program Coordinator
Tiffany received her BSW from Eastern Michigan University (2016) and her MSW from Wayne State University (2017). Her educational focus in undergraduate and graduate school was on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, with a particular focus in graduate school on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. During her academic career, Tiffany interned with the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, working with adults with developmental disabilities. Tiffany became an intern at Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center in September 2015, and since then has had the opportunity to work in various Dawn Farm positions. Most recently, Tiffany worked as an Outpatient Therapist with Dawn Farm, then in August 2019 assumed the position of Program Coordinator for the Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center. Her passion for work in the addictions field has been coupled with an interest in eating disorders since the start of her work at Dawn Farm, encountering innumerable clients with co-occurring disorders and working to assist those clients in achieving stable, long-term recovery from both disorders.