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Recorded on Friday, November 20, 2020 

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Many people who suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) also suffer with ADHD and have gone their whole lives believing the shame/blame that was inflicted on them. The brain of someone who suffers from ADHD is always daring distraction – constantly seeking new ideas, thoughts, and experiences and coming up with new solutions to problems or creative innovations to something ordinary. People who suffer from both a substance use disorder and ADHD are taught to believe in their own badness. Treated by family, school, and friends as if they are broken, the person who struggles with ADHD and SUD gets the message: there is something wrong with me. Learn the unique strengths and skills of those with ADHD and how to help someone with a co-occurring substance use disorder and ADHD replace shame with effective skills and strategies.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will examine the difference between the ADHD brain and the non-ADHD brain.
  • Participants will learn what “always daring distractions” is like for those with ADHD.
  • Participants will acquire skills that remove the shame and increase self-acceptance.
  • Participants will recognize the scripts of shame, blame, and self-doubt.

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Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

  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.



Cheri DeMoss, LCPC, NCADCII, MAC, NCRS, is the founder and director of Empowering Options Counseling Innovations, specializing in educational therapy. Over the past 30 years, DeMoss has designed and presented training seminars for both national and statewide conferences, as well as for corporations and small businesses. DeMoss combines an innovative and insightful approach with an energetic and stimulating presentation manner to provide participants with clear information and effective techniques they can implement immediately. She creates a shame-free and emotionally safe environment where individuals learn and develop a passion for the subject. It is because of her ability to stimulate and motivate audiences that conferences often receive requests from those in attendance to have her back each year.

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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