Sexuality & Substance Abuse - 2023-2024 Sex Therapy Series
Sex is keyed into our limbic systems, which controls our survival, our emotions, our reward system, and our memories. Our limbic system is vulnerable to the effects of substance use/abuse, since mind-altering substances such as cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens first affect the reward system and then stores the pleasurable effects in memory, which leads to cravings and addiction. The intersection of sexuality and substance use occurs when we use drugs while having sex, which exponentially intensifies the pleasure of both; when we use drugs to a point where our ability to engage in sexual beha...Read morevior is impaired; or when we use drugs to escape memories of traumatic sexual experiences. This workshop will explore and explain the many points of this intersection and describe interventions for developing healthy sexual feelings and behavior in recovery from addiction. Less...
- Differentiate between the functions of the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex
- Describe the intersection of sexuality and substance use on the limbic system
- Identify the effects of the major drugs of abuse on sexual functioning
- Describe the effects of sexuality and substance use in the LGBTQ community.
- Describe the link between sexual trauma and substance use
- Utilize strategies for teaching healthy sexuality to their recovering clients
Friday, September 29, 2023
09:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
Carol L Clark, PhD, LMHC, CST, CAP
In her own practice, Dr. Clark’s work has helped individuals from a multitude of backgrounds to find better lives. She employs a variety of interventions to effectively assist those seeking personal growth and an improved sense of well-being in their lives and brings this into her teaching.
In conjunction with her educational and professional development, her spiritual journey has evolved to an emotional and intellectual awareness of addiction as a condition that permeates all aspects of people’s lives, and this concept can be applied to further the healing of childhood wounds that then allows for the experience of full intimacy. By using the concepts in her book, Addict America: The Lost Connection and My Pocket Therapist: 12 Tools for Living in Connection, she facilitates the recovery of Connection in people’s lives.
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