Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on November 28, 2012

A Recorded Webinar

Produced in partnership with SMART Recovery


A major component of a client's recovery plan is often attending mutual support groups, which provide a common space for individuals who are struggling in similar ways to get support.  This webinar outlines the ways in which mutual support groups can be beneficial to clients with addiction-related struggles and how to select the most appropriate option based on the client's needs.  It also details the various mutual support group options available and how to connect clients to them.

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • explain the difference between mutual support group options; and
  • refer clients to appropriate mutual support groups for their needs.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 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 organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.
This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Shari Allwood is the Executive Director of SMART Recovery, a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to help individuals gain independence from addictive behavior and live a balanced life.  SMART Recovery believes in supporting the availability of choice in recovery programs.  Shari is pleased to join us to represent a wide variety of mutual support groups, and how each may appeal to individuals with differing needs or beliefs.  Information about various groups will be presented as well as compared and contrasted.  Shari suggests, "of the program options, not one specific recovery program is likely to be helpful to all. The best recovery outcomes occur when people know of and have access to a variety of programs and are free to choose among them."

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.


This webinar will be recorded for later viewing.  Complete the registration form to receive after the live broadcast links to the free recording and the online CE Quiz.

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

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