Hot Off the Press: A Book on Trauma and Addiction


Plus: NAADAC extends proposals deadline for 2022 conference, and a workshop for newcomers to addiction treatment

By Ellie Jensen

New & Next: Media

Trauma’s Link to Addiction

A new book by David B. Bohl, MA, and Jamie Marich, PhD, titled Relinquishment and Addiction: What Trauma Has to Do with It, was published last week. It addresses how trauma, particularly developmental trauma, can drive adopted people to substance use and addiction. A description of the book on the website of the publisher (HenschelHAUS Publishing) reads, “Despite knowing the risk for relinquished persons, there remains a chasm in awareness, both within and outside the adoption community, about the special, unspoken, and unmet needs of relinquished persons and their families.”

New & Next: Industry

Deadline for Proposals Extended

The NAADAC 2022 Annual Conference, scheduled for Oct. 7-12, has extended its submission period for presentation proposals. The deadline to submit a proposal is now Feb. 7. Presentations should be a half-hour long. For more information and to submit a proposal, view NAADAC’s website.

An Opportunity for Sponsors and Advertisers

NAADAC’s virtual summit, “Engagement in the Black Community,” is looking for sponsors and advertisers. The second annual event will take place Feb. 24-25. To sponsor or advertise at the summit, contact marketing manager Irina Vayner at For any other information on the event, click here.

New & Next: Webinars

A Guide to Changing Behaviors

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation will host an hour-long presentation on Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. EST on behavioral studies. “Behavior Design: How to Create Lasting Change” will examine how to transform behaviors. Registration will also allow for on-demand viewing of the recorded event.

Reviewing the Basics of Addiction Medicine

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will hold a virtual introductory workshop titled “Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine” on Feb. 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST. The workshop will address, as the ASAM website states, “how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction.” To register or get more information, click here.