Coping with Substance Use Disorder

Coping with Substance Use Disorder

Are drugs or alcohol affecting the life of your child, family member, or loved one? These free seminars are open to anyone who wants to learn more about drug and alcohol abuse.

The Importance of Choice in Selection of Recovery Pathway

In this presentation, founding President of SMART Recovery, Joe Gerstein, will discuss the importance of availability of options for individuals seeking a pathway to recovery. The talk will share research on the benefits of having recovery pathway choices that align with areas such as the individual’s world view and thinking style.

Date & Time: July 18, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Joe Gerstein, SMART

Int'l Toll: (509) 844-9004   US/CAN Toll Free: (866) 770-3260

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Each seminar is led by a substance use disorder expert who will give you information that can be helpful for you or someone you love. They're free and you don't have to register. See the 2018 Cigna Substance Use Disorders Education Series schedule [PDF].

Past Topics

Treating Opioid Addiction: What Works and What Doesn't

June 2018

Presenter: Jeff Deflavio, MD, Founder and CEO of Groups

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Juuling, Dripping, and More: What Parents Need to Know About Vaping

April 2018

Presenter: Patricia Aussem, LPC, MBA, MAC,

Openness in Recovery - Fighting Stigma

May 2018

Presenter: Fay Zenhoff, Executive Director of Center for Open Recovery

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7 Practices of Highly Successful Sober Women

March 2018
Presenter: Rosemary O'Connor, author and consultant for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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The Role of Peers in Individual and Family Recovery

February 2018
Presenter: Patty McCarthy Metcalf, M.S., Executive Director, Faces & Voices of Recovery

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Chronic Pain and Opiate Use

January 2018
Presenter: Laura Stewart, Recovia

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What Happens (and Doesn't Happen) at a SMART Recovery Meeting

October 2017
Presenter: Joe Gerstein, MD, FACP

Substance Use Disorder: Standing Up to Stigma

September 2017
Presenter: Gary Mendell, CEO, Shatterproof

Women and Alcohol: Guidelines for Healthy Choices

August 2017
Presenters: Jennifer Faringer, Executive Director, DePaul's National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Rochester, NY
Heidi J. Gordon, MS, CADC, Criminal Justice Programs Manager, The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Doylestown, PA

Introduction to Women for Sobriety (WFS)

July 2017
Presenter: Adrienne Miller/Women for Sobriety (WFS)

Mindful Meditation and Substance Use Disorders

June 2017
Presenter: Timothy Trail, University of North Texas

All About Opioids - a Prevention Source Webinar with FCD Prevention Works

May 2017 Presenters: Deirdre Flynn, FCD Regional Officer and Senior Prevention Specialist, Drew Bowie, FCD Prevention Specialist

Substance Use Prevention from Ages 0-20: What Parents Can Do

April 2017
Presenter: Deirdre Flynn, FCD Regional Officer and Senior Prevention Specialist

How to Help the Families of Young People Struggling with Substance Use

March 2017
Presenter: Patricia Aussem, LPC,

Treating Opiate Addiction and Supporting Recovery

February 2017
Presenter: Cathy Stone, MA, LADC, Hazelden/Betty Ford

Family Programs

January 2017
Presenter: Paul Mladnick, MA, LADC, LMFT and Margaret Thomson, MS, LADC

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Emerging Drug Trends

October 2016
Presenter: Lauren Roth, Regional Resources Evaluator, The Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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Recovery Coaching

September 2016
Presenter: Chris DeTora, inRecovery

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Medication Assisted Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

August 2016
Presenter: Michael Ballue, CADC II, BSBA, Geoff Kane, MD, MPH

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Warp Speed: Parenting Teens in a Digital Age

July 2016
Presenter: Jessica Wong, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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How Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact the Risk of Addictive Behavior

June 2016
Presenter: June Deibel, Community Outreach Specialist, The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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An Introduction to the Benefits of Mutual Support and SMART Recovery

May 2016
Presenter: Sheri Allwood, Executive Director, SMART Recovery

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Approaching Wellness: The Core to Living Well

April 2016
Presenter: David Kulsrud, Supervisor, Hazelden Betty Ford Wellness Program

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Addiction's Impact on the Family

March 2016
Presenter: Daniel R. Perzanoski, BS, CSAC, Director, Family and Intensive Outpatient Services, Origins Behavioral Healthcare

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Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT)

February 2016
Presenter: Bob Meyers, Ph.D., Professor, University of New Mexico

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Drug Prevention Training for Parents

January 2016
Presenter: Deirdre Flynn, Prevention Specialist, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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