Conversations with Practitioners Series | Addiction: A Philosophical & Therapeutic Exploration
Addiction is often described as the result of specific biological or genetic mechanisms that lock the body into negative patterns of behavior, uncontrollable cravings and traumatic withdrawal. The DSM-V lists thirteen categories of addiction, from drug and alcohol abuse to over indulgence in internet gaming. Is how we label and talk about addiction helpful or can it get in the way of creative treatment? Is addiction inexorable, universal, and irreversible? Does it have a relationship to how we live our lives or a world spinning out of control? Join Social Therapy Group director Christine LaCerva and psychiatrist Dr. Hugh Polk as they philosophize and deconstruct their conceptions of addiction and hear stories from their social therapeutic practices about helping people diagnosed with addiction.
Brooklyn Social Therapy Group, 104-106 S. Oxford St. (betw. Fulton & Lafayette) Registration: $30; Student/Retired/Low Income: $20 (At the Door: $35/$25)
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