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The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Addiction


Title: “The Interpersonal Neurobiology of Addiction”
Date: May 16, 2014
Presenter: Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC-II

Description: The interpersonal neurobiology (INPB) of addiction is arguably the most comprehensive model for understanding addiction today.  INPB illuminates that there is no distinction between addiction and mental health and that there is no separating relationship between psychology and neurobiology. In presenting on this topic, renowned author, professor and clinician Jon Daily illustrates how the above systems work together, as well as explores how attunement and secure attachment affect one’s emotional, psychological and neurological development and, concomitantly, one’s regulatory systems.

Daily utilizes detailed case examples to make the concepts immediately applicable, validating and stretching attendees both professionally and educationally.

Learning Objectives:

Those who view this lecture will learn:

  • Addicts are not hooked on drugs, but rather, they are hooked on a pathological relationship to intoxication. Drug use is both a “consequence of” and a “solution for” failed relationships.
  • The name of the drug the addict is using is an illusion which contributes to biases and traps for clinicians, as well as the systems around the addict.
  • How to show clients “in the here and now” that a relationship with a specialist can activate dopamine and opiate systems.
  • How to identify approaches for breaking down denial and increasing motivation for sobriety and wellness.

Addiction and the Young Adult

Bio: Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC-II is the founder and clinical director for Recovery Happens Counseling Services and specializes in the outpatient treatment of adolescents, young adults and their families with addictive disorders and dual-diagnosis issues. A recipient of numerous awards for his work, Daily is the co-author of How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free and Adolescent and Young Adult Addiction: The Pathological Relationship to Intoxication and the Interpersonal Neurobiology Underpinnings. Daily has instructed nurses, medical residents and post-doctoral students at the University of California, Davis.

Currently, he teaches graduate students at the University of San Francisco and is the developer of a chemical dependency track within a Sacramento-based psychiatric hospital. He has trained thousands of clinicians working with youth, young adults and adults. A sought-after commentator on addiction, he regularly appears in both the local and national media, including NBC’s Today Show.  More information on Daily’s work can be found at recoveryhappens.com

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