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Recorded on September 24, 2013

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Thousands of veterans who have been exposed to hostile war zones are returning. The exposure impacts them emotionally, physically and behaviorally, therefore making it tough for them to adjust to civilian life and to cope effectively. Addiction and combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often go hand-in-hand, with estimates that 35-75% of veterans with PTSD abuse drugs and alcohol. Three symptoms sets of re-experiencing, numbing and avoidance and hyper-vigilance characterize the disorder and make it difficult for the individual to adjust back to civilian life. Understanding the major issues faced by veterans is important for providing addiction and mental health services. The impact on veterans, PTSD, addictions and treatment/interventions will be discussed in detail during this webinar.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will understand:

  • how Veterans are affected by hostile war zones;
  • the methods of interventions and treatment methods to treat combat trauma and addictive behaviors.

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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 or NASW CE hours.



Larry Ashley, Ed.S., LCADC, CPGC, LPC, LMSW has been a integral part of counseling program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He retired from from the University in June, 2013. During his tenure at the University of Nevada, Mr. Ashley was an Addictions Specialist, Mental Health Coordinator, Associate Professor in Residence for the Department of Educational and Clinical Studies. Mr. Ashley was also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine (Addiction Medicine) for the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He also served the Director of the Problem Gambling Treatment Program. Mr. Ashley is the Chair of the IAAOC Committee on Trauma and Addiction

Who Should Attend

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

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