Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 @ 3-5:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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Harm reduction practices in the addiction recovery field are often misunderstood and carry a stigma with them. Professionals who work in these programs know their value, but more traditional addiction professionals often think of harm reduction practices as being “enabling” or being undermining of “real recovery.” Harm reduction, however, is grounded in theory and practices that help people to get better and reduce the problems associated with the use of substances. This training will review the grounded theories and practices that make harm reduction implementable in any environment and will encourage addiction professionals to increase openness to these practices.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify two commonly utilized theoretical orientations that support harm reduction principles and practices.
  • Identify three implementable harm reduction practices in the addiction recovery field.
  • Identify two barriers to implementation of harm reduction practices and a method to overcome each barrier.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

The CE certificate for this webinar will be available after the webinar takes place. 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. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Ryan Paul Carruthers, PhD, MAC, LADC, LMHP, holds a Doctorate degree in Counseling Studies through Capella University and is certified as a MAC by NAADAC. Carruthers is a member of the MINT and works as an adjunct professor at local colleges. He provides CE classes to other addiction and mental health practitioners and has been a Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Trainer. He is a Certified SMART Recovery facilitator. Carruthers is currently employed by CenterPointe, Inc. in Lincoln, Nebraska and works as the Director of Clinical Operations.

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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