Current Topics
The Science of Addiction, What Families Need to Know

In this seminar, we’ll talk about what families need to know about addiction; from what addiction is, what the symptoms of problem drug and alcohol abuse are, and what to do if a loved one is having a problem with drug or alcohol abuse.

Date & Time: July 16, 2014  1:00 - 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Joel Cycenas, MDiv and Michael K. Humphrey, RN, BSN; Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Toll/Int'l: 719.325.2137 Passcode: 152134

CRAFT: Community Reinforcement and Family Training

This seminar describes CRAFT, a treatment approach to substance abuse that uses the power of the family and their influence on an addict to affect change. The family members are the focus of the treatment, and by helping them learn about enabling behaviors, new ways to communicate & solve problems, they are able to influence the substance abuser’s behavior in such a way that a non-substance using lifestyle is more rewarding than one focused on using alcohol or other drugs.

Date & Time: June 18, 2014  1:00 - 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D. Associate Emeritus Professor of Pyschology, University of New Mexico & Director of Robert J. Meyers Ph.D. & Associates

U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Toll/Int'l: 719.325.2137 Passcode: 152134

Identifying and Treating Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

Many people have both an addiction and a mental illness, such as bipolar disorder. This seminar will discuss the complexity of this issue, and treatment options and differences needed to address both problems.

Date & Time: May 21 2014, 1:00 - 2:00pm EST

Presenter: Carrie Terrell, BA, LCDC Phoenix House

Toll/Int'l: 719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

How Addiction Affects the Family

Families are dynamic systems that are influenced by changes that occur within them. This seminar will discuss the effects of addiction on the addict’s family, and how together, the family can understand, support and heal from addiction.

Date & Time: April 16, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT

Presenter: D.John Dyben MA, MS, CAP, CMHP Director of Spirtual Care and Wellness, Hanley Center

Toll/Int'l: 719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

Maintaining Sobriety: How Support Groups Can Help

AA, NA and other support groups have helped millions recover from their addictions and maintain sobriety. This seminar will discuss the purpose and importance of these and other popular support groups, and how they can help you or someone you love.

Date & Time: March 19, 2014, 1:00 - 2:00pm EDT

Presenter: Barbara H. Bradford, MSW, LICSW

Toll/Int'l: 719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

Changing the Addicted Brain: New Techniques for Maintaining Sobriety

Beyond the normal tools such as AA and NA, there are powerful techniques that can help change our brain and support long-term sobriety. This seminar describes the brain basics of addiction and focuses on alternative techniques to maintain sobriety.

Date & Time: February 19, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm EDT

Presenter: Timothy S. Trail, Director, UNT Substance Abuse Resource Center

Toll/Int'l: 719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

SMART Recovery: Self Management for Addiction Recovery

Looking for an alternative to 12-step groups? SMART Recovery, established in 1994, offers free, science-based, self-empowering recovery groups, face-to-face and online, for any substance or activity. Find out whether SMART Recovery might be a good match for you or someone you love.

Date & Time: January 15, 2014, 1:00-2:00pm EDT

Presenter: Tom Horvath, Ph.D.

Toll/Int'l: 719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

Past Topics
Preventing and Treating Substance Abuse-Based Trauma in Families

49% of all children in the United States live in a household where a parent or other adult uses tobacco, drinks heavily or uses illicit drugs. The effects of substance abuse in the home have a negative and sometimes traumatic impact on the children in these families. Learn how substance abuse affects family members and what can be done to reduce substance abuse and improve family functioning.

Date & Time: October 16th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Barbara Thompson, Executive Director, National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

The Prescription Drug Trap: The Accidental Addict

Nearly three out of four prescription drug overdoses are caused by prescription painkillers. In this seminar, we will explore the growing epidemic of addiction to pain medications and alternatives to managing chronic pain.

Date & Time: September 18th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Dr. Barbara Krantz, Medical Director, Hanley Center

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

Pharming: The New Way to Party

Pharming is the now common practice of intentionally abusing prescription drugs. It is a growing problem among young people, often with serious or fatal consequences. Learn more about pharming and what you can do to prevent it.

Date & Time: August 21st, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Carrie Terrill, LCDC

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

Addiction, Behavior and the Brain

There is often a neurological basis for addiction, and so treatment is not just a matter of will power alone. This seminar focuses on how addiction affects the brain, and discusses some alternate therapies and techniques that can help those in recovery.

Date & Time: July 17th, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Tim Trail, University of North Texas

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.2137 U.S./CAN Toll-Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

The Complexity and Diagnosis: Hidden Epidemic of Older Adults with Addiction Disorders

Addiction is easily misunderstood and misdiagnosed in baby boomers and older adults because symptoms often mimic other disorders and problems related to older age. Additionally, age-related physiological, psychological and social changes make older adults more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol and illicit drugs.

Date & Time: June 19, 2013, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Juan Harris MBA, MS, CAP, SAP, CMHP, CGAC, CET, ICADC, CAI, Hanley Center 

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.2137 US/CAN Toll Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

 

Reducing the Stigma of Addiction: The Impact to the Family

An introduction to the stigma surrounding alcohol, other addictions, and the effect on families and the greater community.

Date & Time: May 15, 2013, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
Presenter: Robert J. Lindsey, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc.(NCADD)

Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.2137 US/CAN Toll Free: 1.800.311.0799 Passcode: 152134

Relapse and Recovery: A crash course on the basics of addiction

Many struggle with drugs and alcohol. For those who experience addiction, getting healthy takes more than abstinence from mood altering substances. This presentation will highlight the basics of addiction and how those impacted can restore their quality of life.

Date & Time: March 20, 2013, 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Christopher O’Reilly, MA, LPC, CAADC, ACRPS, CSAT, Caron Treatment Centers
Toll/Int'l: 1.719.325.2220 US/CAN Toll-Free: 1.866.564.7440 Passcode: 322666

It's not "just weed" anymore!

In this session, Steve Thomason will discuss how marijuana is not the drug it used to be. In particular, he will discuss the effects of marijuana on our bodies, minds and behaviors; and how today’s much more potent varieties have serious implications for our health. 


Date & Time:
February 20, 2013; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Steven Thomason, MSSW, LCDC, Phoenix House

Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-2220 US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-564-7440 Passcode: 322666

Can Holistic Strategies Prevent and Treat Addiction?

In this seminar, Dr. Naresh Chand will discuss the holistic strategies he used to overcome his own personal experience with food addiction and how what he learned can help others with addiction to alcohol and drugs. This self-healing approach includes strategies such as yoga, meditation, music and exercise as well as consumption of foods known to promote wellness and healing.

Date & Time: January 16, 2013; 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Presenter: Naresh Chand, Ph.D. Toll/Int'l: 1-719-325-2220
US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-564-7440 Passcode: 322666

Getting the Help You Need as a Parent of a Teen Involved with Drugs or Alcohol

In this seminar we will discuss the important things you need to know as a parent of a teen involved with drugs and alcohol. We'll also give you advice on how to get help.

Date & Time: April 18, 2012 12:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Sarah Lewis-Fernandez, CASAC, LMSW, CAC, CT & Marissa Manlove CAE
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.431.5314 International Toll Number: 1.719.457.2626 Passcode: 602873

 

 

Understanding Relapse and Supporting Recovery

How do you address relapse and support recovery for your child, family member, or loved one? This seminar will discuss these two topics.

Date & Time: March 21, 2012 12:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Tessa A. Vinning, LCSW, CASAC-T, Director IMPACT, Phoenix House
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.431.5314 International Toll Number: 1.719.457.2626 Passcode: 602873

Treating Co-Occuring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders

In this seminar we'll discuss diagnosing and treating co-occuring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Date & Time: February 15, 2012 12:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Sarah Lewis-Fernandez, CASAC Assistant Program Director, Dynamic Youth Community, Inc.
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.431.5314 International Toll Number: 1.719.457.2626 Passcode: 602873

The Role of Parents and Family Members in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems

This seminar will discuss the critical role of parents and family members in the diagnosis and treatment of drug and alcohol problems

Date & Time: January 18, 2012 12:00 am – 1:00 pm EST
Presenter: Gayle Dakof, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor of Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
US/Canada Toll-free Number: 1.866.431.5314 International Toll Number: 1.719.457.2626 Passcode: 602873