Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 3-5:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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

With the current opioid overdose epidemic in full flood, Medication-Assisted Treatment is on the horizon of every treatment provider. However, opioid maintenance therapy with medications such as naltrexone, Subutex and methadone challenge both the treatment philosophy and delivery systems of many programs. We will examine the philosophy, research, medications, and evidence-based practices for effective MAT.

Learning Objectives
  • Articulate the philosophical dialectic between "abstinence-based" and "medication-assisted" treatment modalities.
  • Identify the FDA/ DEA-approved and experimental medications for assisting patients in recovery from alcohol, opioid and stimulant use disorders.
  • Become familiar with three evidence based practices either designed for or adaptable for treating patients in recovery from alcohol, opioid and stimulant use disorders .

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 2 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 2 CEs for $25 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Michael Bricker, MS, CADC II, LPC, is the Adult SUD Treatment Program Manager for Lutheran Community Services in Klamath Falls, OR. He specializes in providing trauma-informed care to participants in treatment for methamphetamine and other drugs of abuse, and is Lead Clinician for the Drug Court Treatment Program. Bricker is also a consultant on dual recovery from substance use and mental disorders through the STEMSS Institute, and specializes in blending research-based treatment with other Wisdom Traditions. He has trained and supervised counselors in Alaska and Oregon. Bricker is a seasoned consultant and trainer who presents regularly at national conferences and is a member of the NAADAC Speakers’ Bureau. He has been a clinician, consultant, and teacher for over 35 years.

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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