Trauma and Addiction- How do you Eat an Elephant?

Estimated watch time: 60 mins
Available credits: none
Speaker: Marilyn J. Bielinski, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS

Learn the basics of how substance abuse and trauma are related and impact brain and behavior. Explore the groundwork for a trauma-informed approach to client care and how to increase success for clients coping with both these challenging issues. 


  1. Introduce the concept of how trauma and addiction are related
  2. Introduce how trauma impacts brain and behavior  
  3. Introduce how techniques and environment merge to best assist clients

About the Speakers:

Marilyn Bielinski is a licensed mental health and substance use counselor in the state of Ohio. She has been practicing since 2015 and has worked extensively with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is passionate about many issues such as addiction and behavioral health, and how they impacts both family and community settings.

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