Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on May 29, 2014

Access Education

A component of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative



It is widely understood that addiction affects more than just the individual; it affects the family system and community, as well.  But less is understood about how to include the family and community in the recovery process.  This free webinar will explain theories of recovery that are inclusive of family and community, the role of personal characteristics, community culture and community recovery capital in predicting long-term recovery outcomes and various cultures of recovery.  The presenters will also discuss recovery capital, family adaptations during active addiction and family adaptations across stages of long-term recovery.

Learning Objectives

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

  • describe how the family and community have been affected by addiction;
  • list three strategies for including individuals, family members and the community in the recovery programs;
  • define community recovery capital; and
  • Identify how to assess community recovery capital.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 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 $25 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.



William (Bill) White is a Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems, past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United and a volunteer consultant to Faces and Voices of Recovery.  He has a Master's degree in Addiction Studies from Goddard College and has worked full time in the addictions field since 1969 as a streetworker, counselor, clinical director, trainer and researcher.   Bill has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 16 books.  His book, Slaying the Dragon - The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, received the McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery.  Bill's sustained contributions to the treatment field in the United States have been acknowledged by awards from the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, NAADAC:  The Association of Addiction Professionals, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Native American Wellbriety Movement.  His widely read papers on recovery advocacy are published in the book Let's Go Make Some History:  Chronicles of the New Addiction Recovery Advocacy Movement. He has also recently published three seminal monographs:  Recovery Management and Recovery-oriented Systems of Care:  Scientific Rationale and Promising Practices, Peer-based Addiction Recovery Support:  History, Theory, Practice and Scientific Evaluation, and Recovery-oriented Methadone Maintenance.  His latest book, co-edited with John Kelly, is Addiction Recovery Management:  Theory, Research and Practice.  Bill's collected papers can be found at

Joe Powell is in long term recovery with twenty three year's free of alcohol and other drugs. Because of long term recovery, Mr. Powell is a licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who has treated and served individuals in or seeking recovery from addictions and co-occurring mental illness and substance use problems for 20 years in Dallas, TX. Joe currently works as Executive Director for APAA-Association of Persons Affected by Addiction, an organization for people seeking or in recovery, family members and the community. He has a broad base of expertise regarding all aspects of behavioral health recovery service delivery systems and their impact on families and specializes in areas regarding recovery community support services, Systems of Care and the wholistic recovery management process. Joe currently is working with the federal government (SAMHSA/CSAT/CMHS) to integrate behavioral health systems at the federal, state and local levels. He is originally from Harlem N.Y.C., from a family of seven brothers and one sister. All eight siblings suffered with addictions and 5 have severe mental illness. Mr. Powell is truly a grateful father of five sons and two daughters.

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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