Free NAADAC Webinar

November 14, 2013

Over the past decade, the treatment of substance use disorders has entered into a new phase in which medications can play a vital role in helping someone recover. This webinar will discuss how new advancements in pharmacotherapy can help support and augment traditional evidence-based treatment practices for opioid dependence. The presenter will discuss the current myths, opinions and biases and the environment of addiction treatment. In addition, she will outline the psychopharmacology of opioid dependence and provide a detailed comparison of the three FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for opioid dependence. The goal of this webinar is to bring together addiction and other helping professionals from many backgrounds to learn about medication-assisted treatment and recovery in a way that challenges ideas and perceptions and to present unbiased information that can be used to assess the best possible treatment options for clients.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • debunk commonly held myths and beliefs about medication management for opioid dependence;
  • understand how opioid dependence develops in the brain; and
  • describe the differences among the three FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for opioid dependence.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. Members of NAADAC or AccuCare subscribers receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs credit for free. Non-members of NAADAC or non-subscribers of AccuCare receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Misti Storie, MS, NCC, is the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. She is the Technical Writer and advisor for many of NAADAC’s educational face-to-face, homestudy, webinars and online trainings on such topics as co-occurring disorders, medication-assisted treatment, Motivational Interviewing, DOT/SAP and SBIRT. She has also authored and edited the Basics of Addiction Counseling: Desk Reference and Study Guide, tenth edition and numerous articles and book chapters concerning addiction-related issues. Storie holds a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and a Master of Science degree in Justice, Law and Society from American University.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

Questions or comments about NAADAC Education? Take a look at our Webinar FAQs or email NAADAC.

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