Unintended Consequences of the Cannabis Panacea: What Addiction Specialists Need to Know

This webinar will provide an overview of issues related to cannabis legalization, including: federal limitations on research, variations in potency and routes of administration, adverse impacts on vulnerable populations, current evidence for treating opioid addiction and public safety risks such as driving under the influence. The session will conclude with tips and resources for addressing this issue with patients and their families. The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes… Read more »

Fostering Couple Recovery: Tools for Counselors and Therapists

After attending this webinar, individuals should be able to identify and describe the three components of successful couple recovery, apply four strategies counselors and therapists can employ to strengthen couple recovery, and define and differentiate interdependency from codependency. The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing… Read more »

Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) Performance Domains

The goal of this workshop is to introduce attendees to the performance domains of the CRSW credential: Ethical Responsibility, Advocacy, Mentoring & Education, Recovery & Wellness Support.  Information will be specific to peer support and working with individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders in a supportive way.  Participants will understand the scope of service that CRSWs are able to provide, the variety of settings where these skills can be employed and the… Read more »

Recovery Coaching a Harm Reduction Pathway

Tens of thousands of people are trained as peer recovery coaches; many now work in a rapidly growing and changing Peer Recovery Support Services field across a wide variety of service settings. Several of the key tenets in peer recovery coaching are: ‘Meet people where they are at’; ‘You are in recovery when you say you are’; and ‘There are many pathways to recovery’. Still, harm reduction as pathway to and of recovery from addiction… Read more »

Conflict Resolution: Learning to Help Clients Manage in Life and Resolve Stress

Our profession leads us to work with clients who have substance use issues, mental health issues, co-occurring disorders, addictions and in many cases suffer from personal tension, stress and anxiety. Our clients are plagued with deficits in tolerating distress or other strong feelings which leads to personal impairment, feelings of being overwhelmed, detachment with treatment motivation, increased pressures for stability, disconnection with relationships and a hesitancy to complete life’s tasks.  During this workshop, the participant… Read more »

Cultural Competency & Communicating Across Boundaries

There is strong evidence that culturally responsive care improves client/patient satisfaction that leads to greater engagement in care, improved adherence to treatment and better health outcomes. Through interactive self-reflection and discussion we will focus on improving our ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures to help ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. We will look beyond just race and ethnicity to include gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, and… Read more »

Understanding the Intersection of the NH Foster Care System and Substance Use Disorder

This training will provide participants with an understanding of the science behind Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  Understanding the mechanics of the brain and how SUD happens can provide us with a better avenue for dealing with people who have this disease.  This training will also provide participants with information about particular classes of drugs and how they each affect the brain.  In addition, the training will examine family dynamics and how family members are affected. … Read more »

Ethical Considerations in Peer Assisted Recovery

This course is designed for individuals who are working as peers in offering recovery support services. A strong emphasis will be placed on understanding the similarities and difference between values, norms, principles, morals and ethics as well as on learning how to go about making an ethical decision. Other areas to be explored will include understanding the ethical standards for the delivery of peer recovery services in your jurisdiction as well as the possibility of… Read more »

Utilizing Peer Support to Improve Health and Wellness of People with Mental Illness

Peer support specialists offer unique skills that can drastically enhance services using lived experience to support those with mental health and addiction. Their shared experiences can help bridge interpersonal and instrumental barriers to accomplishing the health and wellness goals of those in recovery. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to: Define peer support services as an evidence-based solution to support the health and wellness of those with mental illness. Describe program… Read more »

Suicide Prevention Amidst a Pandemic: The Road Ahead

Moving suicide prevention forward during the pandemic is essential. But what’s the first step? Find out during “Suicide Prevention Amidst a Pandemic: The Road Ahead,” a webinar with the National Suicide Lifeline. This webinar is presented by the National Council for Behavioral Health. To register, click here.