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The Neurobiology of Trauma and Addiction Recovery

1 CE Hour

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There is a positive correlation between trauma and addiction. Many people who are diagnosed with the disease of addiction also identify as experiencing some traumatic event in their lives. What has been discovered through research is that this correlation affects the person on the biological level as well as physical and emotional. By examining the way trauma affects brain function, providers can help clients understand the range of parallel connections between substance use disorders and trauma to find healing from both.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
Learning Objectives
  • Define Trauma and Addiction
  • Identify the Neurobiological Changes in Response to Traumatic Stress
  • Examine the Function of the Nervous System in response to Trauma
  • Identify Effective Modes of Interventions

This program has been approved for 1.0 continuing education clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Addiction Counselors

This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.


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Full Details: Learner Notification

Social Workers, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 Clinical continuing education credits.

CE Policy and this educator have no conflicts of interest and have not received any commercial support for this program or its contents.
Brittney Lollis Tolar

Brittney Lollis Tolar, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF-C is the Clinical Director at Spearhead Lodge. She began working in the field of addictions in Savannah, Georgia in 2012. After completing her Masters Degree in Social Work from Savannah State University in 2016, Brittney moved to Austin, Texas to expand her career and knowledge in the addictions field. In 2019, Brittney became certified in the Daring Way, curriculum written by Brene Brown around shame, vulnerability, and courage. Brittney believes in the healing of the whole body; outside of the therapeutic setting she holds space for others as a yoga teacher in Austin, Texas. She has recently started in private practice at Hiatus Wellness, LLC.

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