Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 

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Historically, relapse prevention has focused on behaviors and situational triggers. This new approach to relapse prevention incorporates the amygdala response and trauma-focused emotional triggers that typically lead to relapse even when things are going well. Participants will develop a new understanding of relapse prevention from this trauma-informed model of care. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to: identify emotional triggers that lead to relapse; recognize patterns of avoidance that typically lead to relapse; and develop effective coping strategies for long-term stability in recovery.


Gwendolyn Bammel, LMSW, CAADC, CCS, CTS, is the Clinical Supervisor of Ascension Eastwood Recovery Center at 12 Mile and Greenfield in Metro Detroit. As a person in long-term recovery she has dedicated her career to helping others find their path to wholeness. She worked in all levels of care, from residential to IOP to OP over the past 20 years. She loves helping others find wholeness and healing.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify three core emotional triggers that lead to relapse.
  • Participants will be able to recognize at least two different patterns of avoidance that typically lead to relapse.
  • Participants will be able to help their clients develop four effective coping strategies for long-term stability in recovery.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” 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.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
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This course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

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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