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A Way Out Presents:

A Free Lecture for Clinicians and the General Public

Friday May 15th, 2015

12:30 PM at the Limelight Hotel

Aspen, Colorado

Dr. Michael Barnes

An Expert in the field of Trauma, Addiction and Families

To speak at the fourth Issues of Substance Lecture Series



Living with or knowing someone who is actively abusing substances is difficult for everyone involved ~ especially family members.  All do their best to deal with the chaos that results from addictive behavior while attempting to take appropriate action to assist the addicted loved one to receive the help so desperately needed.  It is becoming increasingly clear that much of one’s life dealing with addiction is experienced as trauma and that post-traumatic coping can interfere with the family’s or individual’s healing.


Dr. Michael Barnes, the Clinical Manager for CeDar at the University of Colorado Hospital, will present a lecture that can assist family members and loved ones better understand their reactions to addiction and its traumatic stress response.  This 60-minute lecture will discuss how addiction and trauma influence individual and family functioning and methods for enhancing healing.


This lecture is especially useful for teachers, parents, clergy, mental health clinicians, business owners, hospital staff and those who deal with children.


Seating is limited so please RSVP to:

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