Virtual: The Role of Wellness & Nutrition in the Prevention, Treatment and Recovery of Substance Use Disorders

Sponsor: NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

PRESENTATION: This course is designed to educate substance use disorder professionals on the role of wellness and nutrition in prevention, treatment and recovery. This will include an explanation of the biochemical and nutritional factors that can contribute to substance use as well as a review of how nutrients and other wellness practices can be used to support treatment and long term recovery. The course material will provide step by step strategies that can be implemented to help rebalance brain chemistry, optimize nutritional levels and promote overall wellness. As a result of the training the participants will:

● Learn the biochemical basis of addiction and how nutritional imbalances can be just as significant as environmental and/or social factors. This will include a review of key nutrients needed for brain chemistry balance.

● Learn how nutrition and other wellness strategies can be used effectively to help reduce addictive patterns and to aid in recovery. Recommendations will be shared for how we can support at risk youth prior to substance use, as well as how to integrate nutrition in the treatment and recovery phases. This will include learning what foods to suggest and how to easily implement eating habits that will support recovery by giving the brain what it most desperately needs.

● Learn strategies to aid the natural detoxification of organs most impacted by substance abuse to contribute to optimum health and long term recovery.

PRESENTER: Kelly Molloy is a Certified Health Coach, Yoga Instructor and founder of Green Life Wellness, LLC. For ten years Kelly has consulted with private organizations and individuals on the role of nutrition in balancing the brain chemistry of addiction. Kelly works with clients in residential recovery programs as well as those navigating recovery while maintaining their family and work responsibilities. Through her yoga classes, workshops, private coaching and retreats Kelly encourages those with addictions to pursue wellness practices.

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2 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 3 & 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence:  6, 7, 16, 18  
Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist (Category A)  NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Event Details

March 2, 2021
8:30 am - 10:30 am
NBCC add $5.