Wellness and Recovery in the Addiction Profession, Part One: Integrating Wellness Into Substance Use Disorder Prevention

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 

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Adolescents in the United States are at risk for a range of substance use disorders, including emerging epidemics like marijuana and e-cigarette consumption. Other common health risks among youth include physical inactivity, poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, and uncontrolled stress, all of which can lead to the development of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Not only are there medical consequences, but these common health risks are also associated with substance use and mental health issues. Integrating wellness into substance use prevention has the potential for broader and more cost-effective health policy and programs. The purpose of this session is to explore multiple co-existing adolescent health risks and the benefits of integrating wellness into substance use prevention. Participants will learn about a marketing-related conceptual model for creating integrated content and explore evidence-based health risk programs for youth and young adults.


Chudley Werch, PhD, was raised in rural Wisconsin, where he experienced alcohol and drug use as a normal part of daily living. He received his Doctorate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983 and began his career in addictions prevention, education, research, and writing. He has held several tenured academic positions and retired to found Prevention Plus Wellness, LLC, where he serves as President. Werch created four nationally recognized evidence-based substance use disorder programs and several evidence-informed prevention programs that promote protective wellness lifestyles. He lives in St. Augustine, Florida with Lauren, his wife of 37 years, and has three adult children.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the need for and benefits of integrating wellness promotion into substance use disorder prevention.
  • Participants will be able to summarize a marketing-related conceptual model for creating integrated prevention with wellness content.
  • Participants will be able to apply evidence-based programs that address multiple health risks among youth and young adults.
Content Level

Beginner 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.

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Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Wellness and Recovery in the Addiction Profession.

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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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