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A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 

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With vaping increasingly commonplace and recreational marijuana use normalized and promoted, young people face new and difficult pitfalls related to substance use and addiction. Misinformation and confusion persist around these topics, and debunked myths are taken as fact. Attendees at this seminar will learn to tell fact from fiction about vaping and marijuana, including the impact of the THC and nicotine industries on public perception and the implications of use on health. Attendees will also be presented with actionable tips for prevention, enabling everyone to feel they can do their part to turn the tide in this modern substance use epidemic.


Aaron Weiner, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified Psychologist and Addiction Specialist and speaks nationally on the topics of addiction, behavioral health, and the impact of drug policy on public health. He earned his Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his Fellowship in Addiction Psychology at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Weiner is the President of the Society of Addiction Psychology, a member of the Physician Speakers Bureau for the National Safety Council, and a member of the Science Advisory Board for Smart Approaches to Marijuana.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to name three or more tactics used by nicotine and THC companies to directly or indirectly market to youth.
  • Participants will be able to understand the health and mental health risks of nicotine and THC products for youth, and how toxins are present that are not listed on ingredient lists.
  • Participants will be able to name three or more alternative THC and nicotine products currently being sold to avoid regulation by government agencies.
Content Level

Beginning and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A.


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Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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

  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, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions.

This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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. 


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