Free NAADAC Webinar

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 3-5:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)


Up to 50 million Americans live with chronic pain at any given time. Minorities who suffer with chronic and intractable pain are facing widespread stigma and public misunderstanding of the difference between tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction when treating a chronic illness. What roles do race and culture play in prescribing practices, pain reporting and treatment, and psychological outcomes? Because chronic pain can affect one's mental health, counseling can be an integral key in treatment. As therapists who practice within multidisciplinary teams or within the community, what is our role in helping to manage chronic pain management?

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the difference between chronic and acute pain.
  • Identify and review screenings/assessments that evaluate risk factors that may contribute to the addiction of opioids when treating chronic pain.
  • Examine how race & culture impacts prescribing practices, patient reporting and treatment and psychological outcomes.

Education is FREE to all professionals

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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 2 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 2 CEs for $25 (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.


Sherra´ White, PhD, LPC, LCAS, CRC, CCS, BC-TMH, is the Psychosocial Manager at Levine Cancer Institute. She earned her degrees from East Carolina University, including a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling & Substance Abuse Counseling, a Master of Arts in Education degree in Health Education, and Bachelor of Science degree in School Health Education. White’s research focuses on decreasing the stigma of chronic pain and chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Sickle Cell Disease and Lupus, clinical techniques for decreasing use of chronic opioids in acute pain management, sexual assault trauma, and reducing the stigma of mental health counseling among African American women. White has received personal honors from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and was recognized with an ECU Leadership Award: 40 under 40 Inaugural Class.

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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