Webinar Recap: Addiction Interaction Explained

October 19, 2017

Written by

Claudia Black Young Adult Center



Dr. Erica Sarr, primary therapist at Gentle Path at The Meadows, facilitated an educational webinar titled Addiction Interaction in Young Adults: Drugs, Sex & Tech for clinical professionals August 24, 2017. Dr. Sarr, who specializes in the intersection of sexuality, mental health, and technology, touched on topics such as porn use in young adults, gaming addictions, drug abuse, and age normative behaviors for young adults during the 45-minute presentation.

In the following excerpt from the webinar, Dr. Sarr explains Dr. Patrick Carnes’ Addiction Interaction black hole. Addiction interactions can occur between chemicals such as alcohol and drugs or between process addictions such as sex addiction and food/eating issues.

In the full video, Dr. Sarr describes the addiction interaction between drugs, sex, and technology as we have seen it play out in patients at the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare family of specialized treatment programs.

To view the full recording of the webinar go to https://youtu.be/-BZjKV5onmw.

Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has made a commitment to offering a series of webinars designed for working professionals. The short courses offer real-world applicable knowledge clinical professionals can use in their work with patients struggling with addiction, trauma, and co-occurring conditions. Webinars are presented during the lunch hour and provide professional development opportunities while earning continuing education credit or NBCC clock hour for attendance.

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