Supporting Those Who Served: Substance Use and Comprehensive Mental Health for Military Affiliated Populations

Recorded on August 24, 2019 

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This webinar is part one of a six-part specialty training series Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture. In 2014, the Department of Defense estimated that service members have left the military at a rate of 250,000 a year for the past five years (Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2014). A number of our nation’s former service members have been psychologically impacted by their military service and returning to a community that can and should support their transition to a stable post-military life. The purpose of this presentation is to provide a basis of understanding about the different aspects of the psychological impact of military service. Participants will learn how service member and veteran mental health go beyond post-traumatic stress disorder, and how substance use disorders are connected with each.

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Addiction Treatment in Military & Veteran Culture. Access to the online CE quiz will be in your confirmation email after registration.

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


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Duane K. L. France, MA, MBA, LPC, is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, a combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor practicing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is the Director of Veteran Services of The Family Care Center, a private outpatient mental health clinic specializing in supporting wellness in service members, veterans, and their families. He is also the Executive Director of the Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit professionally affiliated with the Family Care Center. He is a member of the Public Policy and Legislation Committee for the American Counseling Association and the Military and Government Counseling Association. He was selected as a member of the inaugural class of the George W. Bush Institute Veteran Leadership program and is active in legislative and public advocacy for both the military population and the counseling profession. In addition to his clinical work, he also writes and speaks about veteran mental health on his blog and podcast, Head Space and Timing, which can be found at

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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