New Vitae Wellness Foundation and Retreat Premier Addiction Treatment Centers are partnering to present a free training on trauma and addiction, featuring groundbreaking techniques that can be used by therapists to treat patients suffering from addiction. This presentation takes place on August 10 at the Lehigh Valley Health Network – Cedar Crest auditorium, in Allentown. Registration, networking and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the presentation taking place from 9 to 11 a.m.
Joseph Troncale, M.D., Retreat’s corporate medical director, will discuss dealing with the trauma associated with triggering addictive behavior. A dedicated practitioner in the field of addiction for the past 35 years, Troncale is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. Troncale has authored numerous articles published in medical journals and was named Outstanding Clinician by Addiction Magazine in 2010.
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