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Recorded on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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This program will review some of the basic information on harm reduction treatment with individuals who use substances. Total abstinence is not always the answer, especially in low risk situations and with younger drug users. Understanding that there are alternatives to finding a path to recovery allows clients to open up about their struggles, feeling secure in setting their own goals, and normalizing the relapses that all addiction professions know will occur. This webinar will include recent research findings on clinician acceptance of harm reduction treatment.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn some of the basic principles of harm reduction treatment and how to incorporate this concept into everyday addiction treatment work.
  • Understand the difference between abstinence-based treatment and various alternative methods to recovery.
  • Learn how to incorporate harm reduction into other methods of recovery, such as the 12-step self-help model.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

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 $15 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.


Ami Crowley, EdD, NCC, ICADC, MCAP, LPC, LMHC, specializes in addiction. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the CMHC Online program. She has professional experience in clinical and community mental health, inpatient and outpatient substance use disorder treatment, private practice, and community education. Crowley is a member of many professional associations. Her research interests are in the areas of multicultural competency in supervision, harm reduction, diversity integration in counselor education, and LGBTQ counseling.

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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