Healthy attachment, peer support and the importance of purpose and belonging
Jennifer Nicholaisen, executive director of SeekHealing, speaks on how early attachment trauma creates the sensation of disconnect that drives many people to substance abuse. She introduces the SeekHealing model of substance recovery, which is centered on helping people create a deep rooted sense of belonging and purpose outside of traditional rehab models.
The SeekHealing project is a community-sourced treatment model that empowers people to heal from trauma rather than achieve certain outcomes through free support services to any stage in the addiction healing process. Jennifer Nicholaisen works as the Executive Director of this nonprofit organization which helps people confront addiction by putting human connection first.