Free Online Continuing Education Training
The following webinars were developed by Gateway Treatment Centers to provide information on substance abuse and mental health topics for healthcare and related professionals. Continued educational credits are not available for viewing webinar recordings.
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Free, Online CEU Training:
Understanding Addiction: Why Can’t Those Affected Just Say No?
Addiction has a stigma attached to it, causing many to blame the struggling individual for the problems and assume that they should just be able to stop using if they want to. However, research has shown that addiction is a progressive disease. Psychoactive drugs change brain function and alter emotions, consciousness, and other processes. Because of the way drugs work in the brain, addiction can form, causing compulsive behavior and a lack of control over seeking and taking the drug. An understanding of this process and what it means for those struggling with substance abuse can help a clinician better understand treatment of addictions and how to manage triggers.
What You Will Learn:
- History and current use of psychoactive substances
- How drugs work in the brain and what it means for addiction
- Cycle of addiction
- Cause of cravings, relapse, and triggers
Learn more about the science of addiction through our upcoming lunchtime webinars on Wednesday, February 15th or Thursday, February 23rd.
February 23rd, 2017
12:30-1:30 p.m. CDT
Additional time for Q&A
NAADAC, Illinois: LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, Nursing, Psychology, IAODAPCA (Counselor I, Preventionist I, CARS I, MISA I, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, MAATP I, NCRS II, CFPP II) *IMPORTANT: A continuing education credit is only available to individuals who register and log on to the webinar for at least 60 minutes. Credits cannot be provided to members of a group sharing the same login and/or computer.
Cost FREE with Registration
Registration Registration is only available online. Register now, space is limited. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Meet the Trainer
A'nna Jurich, MS, LCPC
A'nna has worked with Gateway Foundation since 1994, and has worked as a clinician in addictions and mental health for the past 24 years. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing and EMDR.
A'nna graduated with a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. She currently serves as the Program Director of clinical programs at Gateway's Carbondale site.
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