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Webinar: Topics in Addiction: Courtesy and Vicarious Stigma: How addiction impacts the family unit

October 11, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Övgü Kaynak, PhDÖvgü Kaynak, PhD, Assistant Professor in Psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, will present our monthly Topics in Addiction seminar.

Individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) receive vital support from family members to meet basic needs (e.g., food, shelter, safety), provide emotional support, and facilitate engagement in treatment and recovery. However, this support can place a significant burden on family members including physical, emotional, social, and financial distress. This seminar will discuss findings and recommendations based on in-depth interviews with family members of individuals with substance use disorder.

Register here to attend.

This seminar will be recorded. Contact Sarah at to request the recording.

Topics in Addiction is the monthly gathering of the Penn State Addiction Center for Translation. Topics are presented in accessible ways to be inclusive of all, regardless of training or background. The program hopes to reach not only scientists, clinicians, and trainees at Penn State, but also everyone in the community with interests in addiction and its widespread implications on research, clinical work, medical education, policy, and the community

The group meets on the second Tuesday of the month during the academic year from noon to 1 p.m. via Zoom, and sessions are recorded.

Questions or speaker and topic requests, or to be added to the Topics in Addiction mailing list, email Sarah at


October 11
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Sarah Ballard

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