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Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery by Tiffany Schultz – February 2019

Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Release Date: 03/17/2019

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“Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Addiction: Implications for Recovery” was presented on February 26, 2019; by Tiffany Schultz, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Co-occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorders often converge in several complex ways. We know that addiction to substances is a primary, chronic, and fatal disease if left untreated; research also tells us that when these two disorders co-occur, treating them simultaneously is the best course of action for the individual seeking help, and that long-term recovery from both disorders is possible. However, finding a program able to treat both conditions effectively is challenging. This presentation will explore the ways in which these two very serious conditions intersect and how those intersections impact the course of treatment and recovery for the individual.

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
Tiffany Schultz, LLMSW; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist

Tiffany is a Social Worker with a BSW from Eastern Michigan University (2016) and an MSW from Wayne State University (2017). Her educational focus in undergraduate and graduate school was on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, with a particular focus in graduate school on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. During her academic career, Tiffany interned with the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, working with adults with developmental disabilities. Tiffany became an intern at Dawn Farm Spera Recovery Center in September 2015, and since then has had the opportunity to work in various Dawn Farm positions. Currently, Tiffany is working as an Outpatient Therapist with Dawn Farm. Her passion for work in the addictions field has been coupled with an interest in eating disorders since the start of her work at Dawn Farm, encountering innumerable clients with co-occurring disorders and working to assist those clients in achieving stable, long-term recovery from both disorders.