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Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Caron Philadelphia Regional Recovery Center
401 Plymouth Road Suite 325
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19562

Registration is required.
For More Information:
Seán Lavelle 484-342-5752

Early recovery is filled with re-emerging hope and new possibilities. After the pain and chaos of active addiction, hope begins to re-emerge in early recovery. Families seek serenity after months or years of living from crisis to crisis. Yet the sense of calm may be elusive as they live in dread of the words “I’ve relapsed.”

The idea of relapsing seems unfathomable after experiencing the gains of recovery. The reality is that addiction may be a relapsing disease. This is likely the biggest fear of families in the transitional period of early recovery. It is helpful to families to understand the true meaning of and the interaction between the words recovery and relapse. With this knowledge, families can begin to focus on healthy recovery as means to prevent relapse.

This active learning seminar will explore complexities of the relapse process. The presentation will examine relapsing thoughts, attitude, and behaviors while focusing on the healing dynamics of family recovery. It will provide information on how to stay committed to self-care, by introducing coping skills and detachment. Recovery for life makes hope, health, and healing, once again become possible.

About The Presenters
Eric Webber
Eric J. Webber

Eric J. Webber, MA, CADC, ASAT, CCPG is the Clinical Director for the Men’s Relapse Unit at Caron. He oversees the daily clinical programming and care of patients for the unit, as well as providing direct care through relapse specific lectures and counseling sessions. Mr. Webber is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and holds a Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling, both through the Pennsylvania Certification Board; he is also certified as an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Kutztown University and a Master’s Degree from Alvernia University.

Vanessa Sommer

Vanessa Sommer MA, CADC, ICADC, is a Family Counselor at Caron. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Alvernia University, where she studied Clinical Psychology and Addiction Counseling. She continued her education at Rosemont College, receiving a Master’s Degree in Community and Applied Clinical Psychology. Since joining the team at Caron in 2004, she has worked extensively with families impacted by addiction. She has particular expertise working with the families of Seniors, Healthcare Professionals, and parents of Young Adults. She is an experienced public speaker and presents on Addiction as a Disease, Recovery and Relapse, Family Dynamics and Addiction, as well as Communication and Boundaries.

Additional Information

8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM The Fear of Relapse or The Joy of Recovery
Noon Closing

Please do not let finances prohibit your attendance. Contact Sean Lavelle at 484 -342-5752 for information regarding workshop scholarships.

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