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Is the Cart Before the Horse: Failure to Launch and Substance Use Disorders

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT
Gary Hees MA, LPC

It may be time to question the current traditional treatment of substance use disorders and whether or not the efficacy of treatment of young adults could be increased by taking a more collaborative and developmental stance. Failure to launch is epidemic in young adults and, in most cases, co-occuring with a substance use disorder.

This webinar presents a treatment model that helps young adults move from immaturity or delayed adolescence into independence / adulthood, including career planning, re-entry to college, job counseling, and personality development. This model helps young adults achieve the appropriate level of abstinence from substances while providing counselors a way to approach young adults in a collaborative, respectful, and firm manner.

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May: Is the Cart Before the Horse: Failure to Launch and Substance Use Disorders

Learning objectives:

  • Review the relationship between developmental immaturity and substance use disorders
  • Discuss the specific role of ego identity in developing a sense of self and purpose in life
  • Outline the role of thorough assessment and evaluation in the comprehensive treatment of substance use disorders

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Gary Hees MA, LPC

Gary D. Hees MA, LPC was born, raised and educated in Houston, Texas. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in Marriage and Family Therapy. Gary has been licensed in Texas, and now in Arizona, for fifteen years. During that time he has worked with adolescents, adult Co-occuring disordered clients in hospitals, a Partial Hospital Program and outpatient therapy, and in a private Therapeutic Boarding School.

Gary brings a foundational developmental and systemic perspective to Addiction Treatment focused by training in multiple modalities and techniques. Gary has years of experience working with addictions of all kinds as well as the typical co-occurring disorders.

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Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders through clinical services, education and research. As part of this mission, Foundations Recovery Network is proud to present our Educational Webinar Series, which aims to further apprise behavioral health professionals of a vast spectrum of treatment modalities, best practices concerning various subpopulations, and the advantages of utilizing both currently available and newly relevant clinical techniques.

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