Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)


This webinar will stress the importance of doctor and counselor interactions when working with clients experiencing complex situations, including mental health diagnosis, pregnancy, pain management issues and other more complex diagnoses. We will discuss these situations from both the physician's point of view and the counselor's point of view, and the communication that is most effective among treatment team members. In these complex cases, communication regarding the treatment team is essential for the optimal situation for the client.

Learning Objectives
  • Improve engagement and communication with mental health clients that are in a Medication Assisted Recovery program.
  • Improve engagement and communication with pregnant and postpartum clients to help guide them to a positive outcome.
  • Identify ways to utilize Medication Assisted Recovery principles with client that have a history of pain management issues.

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 1.5 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1.5 CEs for $20 (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.


Don Hall, LCDC, is a person in long term recovery, which to him means that he has not had a needle in his arm for recreational purposes for over 25 years. Since the initiation of his recovery, he became an LCDC in 1993 and has spent most of career working with substance using, homeless, indigent, criminal justice, and mental health individuals. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the School of Human Services of Houston Community College. He is involved with the Houston-Harris County Office of Drug Control Policy.

Michael Weaver, MD, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA) at The University of Texas Health Science Center McGovern Medical School at Houston. He received his Medical Doctor degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University, completed Residency in Internal Medicine and a Clinical Research Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System, and he is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has extensive experience teaching about addiction to medical students, residents, and community professionals at all levels. Weaver has multiple publications in the field of addiction medicine.

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.

Questions or comments about NAADAC Education? Take a look at our Webinar FAQs or email NAADAC.

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