Interactive webinar with Mellissa McCracken, CADC II, CSATc, on “Covid Coping” and Compulsive Sex in the LGBTQIA+ Population
This webinar will explore substance abuse-related social, sexual, and psychological risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic in the LGBTQIA+ population. We will explore key factors to this phenomenon including P-PTSD (pandemic-related post-traumatic stress disorder), maladaptive “Covid coping” through compulsive sex, and quarantine-related affect dysregulation, all of which contribute to catastrophic cycles of chemsex relapse in gay men.
Mellissa McCracken, CADC II, CSATc, is a trauma informed substance abuse counselor currently working at Breathe Life Healing Center as a Chemsex Program Manager. She is a seasoned chemsex counselor and has helped develop a treatment track specific to the needs of those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Mellissa utilizes an experiential based, sex positive, gay affirmative approach to recovery from addiction and compulsive sexual behaviors. Mellissa strives to bring experience, expertise, compassion, and clarity to the counseling process in order to maximize outcomes and provide genuine healing and wholeness to the individuals she counsels.