Intro to Trauma and the Link to Addiction

Eligible CEU Credits
CACCF: 1 credits
MDPAC: 1 credits
CCPA: 1 credits
CVRP: 1 credits
HRPA: 0 credits
CPHR BC & Yukon: 0 credits
CPHR Alberta: 0 credits
CPHR Manitoba: 0 credits
CPHR Nova Scotia: 0 credits

With Dion MacArthur, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Bellwood Health Services

Trauma is thought to result from an event or multiple events that an individual experiences as emotionally or physically harmful. These experiences have lasting effects on the individual’s wellbeing. One of the leading causes of developing addiction later in adult life is childhood trauma. A study of individuals being treated for substance use disorder and PTSD found that 77% of the sample had experienced at least one trauma as a child. One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with childhood trauma and addiction is the vicious cycle. Join Noah Mugenyi, Social Worker at Bellwood Health Services, on Thursday, March 23 between 12-1pm EST as she further discusses the intersection of trauma and addiction.


  • Raise awareness on trauma/abuse and the long-term effects
  • Explore the correlation between trauma and addiction behaviours
  • Discuss preventative measures and community involvements strategies to combating abuse
  • Implement screening measures and surveys when conducting intake on adverse trauma

Date: March 23, 2023 – 12pm ET, 9am PT

Duration: 1-hour (45-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A)


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