The Cyclone Model of Addiction

Thursday, January 13th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Cyclone Model of Addiction

Understanding substance use disorder can be elusive and challenging as we watch our loved ones who are in active addiction and even as we watch them recover from this disease. For family members, so often, very little about our loved one’s behavior during active addiction makes sense.

Once our loved ones begin to recover, there still can be so much about this disease that confuses us. The Cyclone Model of Addiction was developed by Sarah Martinez as a way to help people understand how the body and mind of someone diagnosed with a substance use disorder are affected.

Who Should Attend this Program?

The Cyclone Model is part of the fundamental series of Caron’s Family Services. Family members who participated in Caron’s Family Education Program while their loved one was in treatment may have already been exposed to this topic but might find it beneficial to participate again now that their loved one has returned home. For family members who have not participated in Caron’s Family Education Program, we hope that this webinar will give you an opportunity to experience the support Caron provides to families as they learn to cope with this disease.

For more information, contact Cory Trevena at


Sarah Martinez, MSW, CAADC received her Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, where she studied Human Development concentrating in Cognitive Science. After graduation, she worked at Georgetown University Medical Center in a molecular biology laboratory as a neuroscience research assistant. Sarah most recently attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work. She worked at Caron as a Family Counselor from 2012-2020. She is passionate about addiction education and family recovery.

Sponsored by the generosity of Lauren and Jay Springer.

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Thursday, January 13th 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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