Understanding addiction victims as a whole, as well as the specific psychological struggles that fuel their addiction leads to more effective treatment planning and lower relapse rates.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 17, 2014
New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen residential treatment program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide for teen rehabilitation, announced today that CEO Johnny Patout has been chosen to speak at the Fifth Annual West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) on Friday, May 30. The conference is held by C4 Recovery Solutions and takes place in La Quinta, California from May 29 until June 1.
Patout, a licensed clinical social worker, has worked in the field of addiction treatment for more than three decades. As a recovering addict with more than 30 years of sobriety, Patout is able to draw on his formal education, years of training and personal experiences.
Patout’s presentation titled, “The Hidden Dynamics of Addiction,” will explore the psychological aspects of addiction including the addict’s perception of self, how these dynamics impact their “window to the world” and how they influence continued drinking or drug use.
“Addiction is a disease that not only impacts the body, but the mind and the spirit as well,” said Patout. “Understanding addiction victims as a whole, as well as the specific psychological struggles that fuel their addiction leads to more effective treatment planning and lower relapse rates.”
WCSAD brings together hundreds of addiction and counseling professionals dedicated to continuing education, networking and exploring the world of addiction. For more information, visit http://www.wcsad.com/.
About New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center
New Beginnings Adolescent Recovery Center, the leading teen drug rehabilitation program in the Southwest and one recognized nationwide, has been helping teens overcome addiction for more than 30 years. New Beginnings offers a continuum of care for inpatient treatment, residential treatment, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs, and works with private insurance providers to find the lowest costs for their patients. For more information, visit http://www.newbeginningsteenhelp.com/.