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Recorded on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 

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Specific to this presentation is the identification of eating disorders as a growing phenomenon of cross-addiction or “symptom substitution.” Despite that switching one form of a substance for another is well documented, the emergence or intensification of an eating disorder is often minimized or overlooked. It is suggested compulsive overeating, binge eating, bulimia, and pathological dieting are often obscured in early recovery and stand may take “center stage.” Hence, the metaphor of “switching deck chairs on the Titanic.” Practical approaches to identifying this population, providing the appropriate support, treatment, and resources are an integral part of this webinar.


Martin Lerner, PhD, is the CEO of the Milestones in Recovery’s Eating Disorders Program located in Cooper City, Florida. A graduate of Nova Southeastern University, Lerner is a licensed and board-certified clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders and substance use disorders. Lerner has been featured in the NPR Report, 20/20, Discovery Health, and ABC’s Nightline. He has also authored several publications in the professional literature, national magazines, and newspapers, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and several local news outlets. An active member of the Physicians in Recovery Network in South Florida, Lerner divides his time between his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Blowing Rock, North Carolina with his wife Michele.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify two primary eating disorder diagnoses appearing in DSM 5.
  • Participants will be able to describe at least four similarities between eating disorders and substance use disorders.
  • Participants will be able to identify three evidenced based similarities of the reward pathways of eating disorders and a SUD.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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