Free NAADAC Webinar

August 14, 2013
Watch: On-Demand Recording
Download: PowerPoint Slides
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz
Answers: Live Event Q&A

New drugs of abuse have been appearing on the American streets in increasing numbers over the last several years, and they present an on-going challenge to addiction treatment providers. Until recently, only limited, often inconsistent information was available about these substances. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to three substances ('bath salts', 'herbal incense' and 'purple drank') that are gaining in popularity and availability. Specific issues that will be discussed include physical and psychological effects, relationship to other and more common substances, legality and availability and addiction potential. This webinar will focus both on new knowledge about these substances and on what we still need to learn in order to work effectively with clients.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • describe the effects of 'herbal incense', 'bath salts' and 'purple drank';
  • identify the legal status of each of the three drugs;
  • identify the addiction potential of the three drugs; and
  • describe how the three drugs are similar to or different from better-known psychoactive substances.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. 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. 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 who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


J. Randall Webber, MPH, CADC is currently the Principal Consultant at JRW Behavioral Health Services, a Chicago-based training and consultation agency.  He is also an instructor at the CADC School and a clinical counselor at Behavioral Services in Skokie, IL.  He has worked in the addiction profession for the past 41 years as a counselor, prevention worker, program director and trainer.  Randall has also provided training across North America on such topics as addiction science, substance abuse treatment methods and the nexus of addiction and related issues like domestic violence, child maltreatment and criminal justice.  He has authored or co-authored a wide variety of papers, articles and book chapters, and has held teaching positions at numerous colleges and universities, most recently Loyola University of Chicago.

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.


This webinar will be recorded for later viewing.  Complete the registration form to receive after the live broadcast links to the free recording and the online CE Quiz.

Technology Partner

This webinar is produced in partnership with Orion Healthcare Technology.

Orion Healthcare Technology

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