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Recorded on Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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In 2017, there were more than 47,000 deaths as a result of suicide in the United States (NIMH, 2018). Additionally, there were over 67,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2018 (NIDA, 2019). Individuals with a substance use disorder are particularly at risk for suicide and suicide attempts. This presentation will explore the link between substance use and suicide. The importance of increasing a client's protective factors while decreasing risk factors will be highlighted. Tips for effectively addressing a client’s co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders will be reviewed throughout the training along with an emphasis on crisis safety planning for at risk clients.

Learning Objectives
  • The participants will be able to identify common risk factors and warning signs for suicidality with their clients.
  • The participants will increase their skills related to identifying protective factors for clients.
  • The participants will be able to complete a crisis safety plan with a client to address their substance use and co-occurring mental health disorder.

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Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $25 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.

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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.


Geoff Wilson, LCSW, LCADC, is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. He has been practicing in the mental health and substance use disorder treatment fields in Kentucky for over 25 years. Wilson is currently in full time private practice with Lexington Counseling & Psychiatry in Lexington, KY. In 2004, he received the Robert Straus Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Substance Abuse Treatment in Kentucky. In 2008, Wilson was appointed to the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, serving for 10 years. In 2013, he was selected by NASW-KY as the Social Worker of the Year. Wilson is currently the President of the Kentucky Association of Addiction Professionals.

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. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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