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The Power of Perception: Why Addiction is a 'Disease'

The Power of Perception: Why Addiction is a 'Disease'

April 18, 2024 11am- 12pm CT


1.0 CEU Available

Facilitator: Daphne Holmes

Daphne Holmes serves as the Executive Director of CARE-Dallas, a non-profit organization committed to providing resources and education to individuals and families affected by addiction. This year, CARE is adding programs to extend its reach. Given the current Fentanyl crisis, there is a critical need for organizations like CARE to remain vigilant in their efforts to curb addiction. Daphne's personal journey has uniquely equipped her with the perspective to make a profound impact on the lives of others. Having overcome substance abuse herself, she is dedicated to serving individuals and families struggling with addiction. Through her own experiences and her work with individuals across Dallas, Daphne has gained unparalleled insights into the challenges, facts, myths, and potential solutions for addiction. 


This webinar will explore addiction as disease, its physical and mental effects, the power of choice as it relates to addiction and the keys to recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define addiction & recognize its effect on the brain and how it impacts choice and control.
  2. Understand the factors that contribute to the development of addiction, such as predisposition, environmental factors, and co-occuring mental health disorders.
  3. Understand why recognizing addiction as a disease reduces stigma and emphasizes the importance of evidence-based treatment.


Hosted by SSW ATTC Educational Consortium Partner, UNT Dallas as a part of their 2024 Brown Bag Webinar Series, every 3rd Thursday between April – August.

Starts: Apr. 18, 2024 11:00 am
Ends: Apr. 18, 2024 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 18, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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