The Opioid Crisis: Addressing Shame, Trauma, and Stigma

Costa Mesa, CA-  Thursday, July 27 2017 at 11am – 1pm (PT)
The Opioid Crisis: Addressing Shame, Trauma, and Stigma
The widespread misuse of prescription opioids and the use of heroin has revealed a country in deep pain: physical, emotional, and spiritual. People often use opioids to escape this pain, as well as the associated shame and trauma. At the same time, people in recovery from opioid use disorder face stigmatizing attitudes both within the treatment community itself and in their everyday lives. Yet lost in the national discussion about the opioid crisis is a meaningful conversation about how to help those with physical, spiritual, and emotional wounds. Join us for this important conversation on helping individuals and communities in the midst of this public health emergency. 
Upon attending this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand recent developments in the opioid crisis and its impact on the local community
  • Prepare discussion points to share with the community
  • Explore ways treatment professionals of all types can better work together to address shame, trauma and stigma.
One hour of continuing education credit will be available. 
Thought Leadership Partner
Panel Series Sponsor


Amanda Diguilio, MFTI
Primary Therapist,The Canyon at Santa Monica
DiGiulio brings a long standing career as a Film Producer and a depth oriented approach to her clinical work as a therapist. Her journey began retelling human interest dramas that explored lives marginalized through criminal negligence, sexual abuse, and addiction. Through this work, she discovered a growing need to see through the wound toward a deeper understanding of what motivates the human spirit. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling & Depth Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute and is working toward LMFT licensure.

Maggiano's Little Italy
South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

*There is a $25 registration fee, but all attendees will receive a $25 American Express gift card at the conclusion of the event.
Registration is required to attend; seating is limited.