Free NAADAC Webinar

A Recorded Webinar

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Recorded on Friday, June 12, 2020 

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This webinar is sponsored by Sober Peer.


In a culture where individual achievement is valued above the welfare of the group, isolation and loneliness will be prevalent. Human beings are troop primates by nature. When we are faced with prolonged loneliness, it goes against our primitive survival impulses to be a part of a group. Loneliness is both complex and multi-determined. As an example, the coronavirus pandemic with mandated isolation has increased the amount of loneliness already prevalent in our culture. This practical webinar will review the research and look at various clinical scenarios where isolation and loneliness are examined. This presentation will take a close look at exactly what is meant by “lonely,” as well as the various causes, health consequences, symptoms, and potential treatments for loneliness.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss various patient factors from psychosocial variables, to disorders, to personality variables associated with isolation and loneliness.
  • Discuss current research on the impact of social isolation on individual (patients and staff) functioning and well-being.
  • Consider a range of understandings and clinical approaches-as loneliness is multi-determined- helpful to the individual experiencing loneliness and isolation.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, pass the CE quiz, and complete the online survey evaluation.

  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 $20 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.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, you will be required to complete the survey evaluation for the course. Once that is completed, your CE certificate will be immediately available in your account in the NAADAC Education Center to download and print. All certificates will be stored in the NAADAC Education Center under your profile name. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions on how to access your CE quiz and download your CE certificate.
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This webinar is not eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours.


Cardwell “C.C.” Nuckols, PhD, has served the behavioral medicine field for over 40 years and for the last 25 years is considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery. He is widely published, having authored more than 65 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series. His latest book is entitled Finding Freedom Through Illumination: Realizing Christ Consciousness. His previous publication is a best seller entitled The EgoLess SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding. Nuckols’ first book, Cocaine: Dependency to Recovery, is also a trade bestseller. Nuckols’ background includes advanced work in such areas as medical research, pharmacology, neurobiology, and psychology.

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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