Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on Friday, November 6, 2020 

A Recorded Webinar


Compulsive behaviors dissociate the user from uncomfortable feelings, numbing emotional pain while creating complications and consequences. But stimulants, especially when combined with sex, fuel a desire for intensity and connection as well. Combining stimulants and sex dissociates the user from low self-worth, shame, and other inhibitions while boosting arousal, a sense of invincibility and high-risk sex. Providing skills to manage the lower intensity of recovery is essential, along with helping the client develop a sense of compassion for themselves. This workshop reviews strategies to recognize emotional triggers, improve affective regulation, and manage and re-differentiate fused behaviors, all of which are essential for recovery and the restoration of healthy intimacy as well.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will identify the relationship between stimulant use, high-risk sex, and the negative impact on healthy connection and intimacy.
  • Participants will demonstrate knowledge of the nature and role of intensity in the addictive cycle.
  • Participants will list specific clinical techniques that help clients understand and manage the role of intensity in their addiction and recovery.

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 organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.
This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers for continuing education contact hours. 


David Fawcett, PhD, LCSW, is Vice President for Clinical Programming at Seeking Integrity, which develops and operates treatment programs for sex, porn and chemsex addiction. He specializes in stimulant use disorder and sexual behavior and is the author of the award-winning book Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery. He is the host of a weekly webinar called “Addiction Q&A” and a podcast series called “Sex, Love and Addiction: Healing Conversations for Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Men” at Fawcett is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 NALGAP President’s Award. Most recently, he co-produced Crystal City, a 90-minute documentary that follows the struggles and successes of eight gay men in recovery from crystal meth in New York.

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. Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

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