Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 

A Recorded Webinar

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CE Credit: Online CE Quiz
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Transcript: Closed Captioning Transcript

Hailed as safe, natural and a potential cure-all by the public, both medical and recreational cannabis is quickly becoming legal and mainstream across the country. While it has the potential to help fill state coffers, there are many unintended consequences that will mean big challenges for addiction specialists. This webinar will provide an overview of issues related to cannabis legalization, including: federal limitations on research, variations in potency and routes of administration, adverse impacts on vulnerable populations, current evidence for treating opioid addiction and public safety risks such as driving under the influence. The session will conclude with tips and resources for addressing this issue with patients and their families.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize current trends in cannabis policies and regulations.
  • Identify emerging cannabis products.
  • Describe unintended and evolving consequences of cannabis legalization.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

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 $15 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.

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Susan Bradshaw, MD, MPH, TTS, is a tobacco treatment specialist who has worked in the fields of addiction, prevention and public health for two decades. Bradshaw began her career as a researcher working on a clinical trial which led to FDA approval of a Zyban as a cessation aid. She is the first recipient of the Young Investigator award given by Mayo Clinic. For the past 15 years, she has educated healthcare professionals, students and community members on a variety of topics, including flavored tobacco products and clinical interventions as a physician specialist in the Department of Public Health of Los Angeles County. Bradshaw has conducted many trainings locally and nationally on cannabis and is the current President of California Academic of Preventive Medicine.

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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