Understanding and Addressing the Multiple Roots of Addiction


Monday, Sept 19th, 1-4 PM
Rutland Free Library
10 Court St, Rutland, VT
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Tuesday, Sept 20th 9 AM to Noon
Brattleboro Fire Department
103 Elliot St, Brattleboro VT
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Free Community Screenings of the film: Uprooting Addiction


Monday, September 19th
7:30 PM with panel discussion at 9 PM

Uprooting Addiction film and discussion with Hope Payson and Daryl McGraw
Latchis Theatre
50 Main Street

What you will learn, explore and discover:

Interpersonal, cultural, and traumatic roots of chronic addiction. A review of ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and how childhood trauma increases vulnerability to addiction. 

Risk factors that increase vulnerability including intergenerational trauma, oppression, racism, addiction-related trauma, and stigma.

Learning how addiction and trauma impact the brain.

Recovery–trauma informed interventions and addressing the roots of addiction.   


Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol and Drug Counselor who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has over 30 years of experience working in a variety of community mental health settings.  Hope currently coordinates a private psychotherapy practice in Winsted, CT and offers training and consultation services on issues related to addiction, recovery and trauma treatment. She is also the Producer of the documentary “Uprooting Addiction:  Healing from the Group Up”

Daryl McGraw, MA is the CEO of Formerly Inc, Connecticut’s first criminal justice reentry reform consultant agency. Daryl holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and a master’s degree in Organizational Management and is an Addictions Counselor, Recovery Support Specialist, and a Criminal Justice Professional.

Fanny Holt Ames & Edna Louise Holt Fund (CGF)