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Recorded on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 

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This webinar is sponsored by Carefrontations.


Substance use developmentally peaks during emerging adulthood (ages 18-25). Many emerging adults who develop problematic substance use during this developmental period have been exposed to environmental, individual, and interpersonal stressors throughout their life that place them at risk for ongoing difficulties with substance use as they transition to adulthood. This transition into substance use interfaces with the five features of emerging adulthood. The helping professional, however, is left with the dilemma on how to proceed in addressing substance use disorders in emerging adults. This webinar will enable the participants to work more effectively when counseling emerging adults with substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • Leave with a working definition and understanding of emerging adulthood in conjunction with the five features of emerging adulthood.
  • Understand five reasons substance use increases in emerging adulthood.
  • Learn seven skills in counseling emerging adults with substance use disorders.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 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 $20 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.

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.


Fred Dyer PhD, CADC, is an international trainer and consultant in the behavioral health arena. He provides consultation and training to agencies and organizations in the areas of emerging adults with substance use and mental health disorders, adolescents, cultural competency, improving client retention and compliance rates, gender responsive programming, co-occurring disorders, juvenile offenders and feedback informed treatment. Dyer has over 150 publications and has trained and consulted extensively across the United States and Europe. His work can be observed

Jessica A. Love Jordan-Banks, MHS, CADC, is a board-certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor in the state of Illinois. Based in Chicago, she is the CD Intensive Outpatient Therapist for Mercy Hospital & Medical Center and an Adjunct Faculty for the Department of Addictions Studies & Behavioral Health at Governors State University. As an emerging addictions treatment specialist, Jordan-Banks has facilitated community-based AOD education events & trainings, authored an article published in NAADAC’s Spring 2019 issue of “Advances in Addiction & Recovery”, and contributed to several professional organizations, including the NAADAC Clinical Issues Committee and the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals executive board. She earned her Master of Health Science degree in Addictions Studies with a concentration in Addictions Counseling from Governors State.

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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