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Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery
February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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.
About the Presenter:
Tiffany Schultz, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist
I am a Social Worker with a BSW from Eastern Michigan University (2016) and an MSW from Wayne State University (2017). My 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. I was also able to intern with the Washtenaw County CMH working with adults with developmental disabilities during my academic career. Currently, I am working as an Outpatient Therapist with Dawn Farm and have had the opportunity to work in various Dawn Farm positions since becoming an intern at Spera Recovery Center in September 2015. My passion for work in the addictions field has been coupled with an interest in eating disorders since the start of my work at Dawn Farm and encountering innumerable clients with co-occurring disorders and working to assist those clients in achieving stable, long-term recovery from both disorders.