Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 3-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

Watch: On-Demand Recording (coming soon...Due to technical difficulties, the recording from 12/18/19 is not available. The training will be re-recorded and available here in the near future.)
Download: PowerPoint Slides 
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz 
Answers: Live Event Q & A 
Resource: Closed Captioning Transcript

Methamphetamine is a drug of rapid addiction and destruction. This webinar will focus on the impact of methamphetamine and how this powerful drug changes the brain of the user - a process called addiction. Early alcohol and/or drug use combined with non-enriched home and/or community environments can delay the development of the prefrontal cortex. Therefore, many individuals with addiction entering treatment are not candidates for rehabilitation but in need of a habilitative approach to care. Based on cognitive, emotional and attachment needs, practical strategies to challenge prefrontal growth (neurogenesis) will also be reviewed. Lastly, treating methamphetamine is in many ways different than treating alcoholism. This webinar will give participants a clear picture of the process of recovery. Timelines and stages of recovery will be explored noting the pitfalls that must be overcome along the way.

Did you attend the NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference and miss Cardwell “C.C.” Nuckols's presentation on MethamphetamineAs promised, we are providing a webinar version of the presentation for FREE for those who missed it in Orlando! Upon successful completion of your quiz, please email your Annual Conference Registration receipt to and we will make sure you receive your CEs for free! Register now to join the live webinar and an opportunity for a live Q&A with Nuckols.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the importance of understanding the neurobiological deficits involved with persistent substance use or addiction.
  • Explain phases of methamphetamine use, withdrawal, and stimulant psychosis.
  • Explore the five stages of methamphetamine recovery.
  • Analyze effective treatment approaches: psychological, pharmacological, and motivational incentives.

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.



Cardwell “C.C.” Nuckols, PhD, has served the behavioral medicine field for over 40 years and for the last 25 years is considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery. He is widely published, having authored more than 65 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series. His latest book is entitled Finding Freedom Through Illumination: Realizing Christ Consciousness. His previous publication is a best seller entitled The EgoLess SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding. Nuckols’ first book Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery is also a trade bestseller. Nuckols’ background includes advanced work in such areas as medical research, pharmacology, neurobiology, and psychology.

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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