Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on Friday, November 20, 2020 

A Recorded Webinar

Download: PowerPoint Slides
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz
InstructionsAccess to Online CE Quiz and Certificate Instructions
Transcript: Closed Captioning Transcript
Answers: Live Event Q & A (coming soon...)

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.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. 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. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.
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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