Introduction to Addiction & Recovery for Community Partners

“One of the most realistic and applicable presentations on recovery I’ve ever attend.”

Carol – Florida GAL

It’s Time To Change The Stories We Tell Around Addiction and Recovery.

Recently delivered-to: Florida Guardian Ad Litem Association, NH Guardian Ad Litem, Aroostook County Law Enforcement, Aroostook County EMS, Concord, NH Fire & EMS, Family Court Systems, and more.

This training is recommended for anyone involved or working with those who suffer from SUD and wish to learn how to better engage with those they work with or their loved ones.

We know addiction has taken a toll on families, and a strain on human service workers across the continuum. The mission of this course is to provide foundational, essential information for passionate human service workers working with those with addiction such as Law Enforcement, Emergency Services, Social Workers, Family Court Systems, EAPs, Human Resource Workers, Nurses, Physicians, and of course family members and loved ones.

In this course, you will learn that improved outcomes can be achieved by all community partners through learning about recovery from those who survived it. This course will provide a foundational understanding of the grueling process of recovery. Participants will learn about behaviors of addiction, why do people return to use under such severe circumstances, and stages of recovery.

Your work is vital, and you can improve outcomes for families and communities by learning about the foundations of addiction and recovery. You will feel more confident about the work you do and the recommendations you make.

Recently delivered to the Florida GAL Association, to over 500 participants at each event, the feedback is demonstrative of the benefits of this training in all child welfare service delivery. See the Letter of Recommendation from the Florida GAL Association, ReferenceLtrFloridaGALAssoc.

Call or email Ginger Ross @, 603.918.6510 for scheduling details.

$50.00 per training or package price of $225.00 for the five classes.

Training 1 – Understanding Behaviors of Addiction

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of the brain science of addiction – in a language, you can understand
  • Understand the common behaviors of addiction
  • Define Recovery

Training 2 – Understanding Return to Use and Reuse Prevention

  • Understand relapse, slip, and return to use
  • Learn Harm Reduction ideology and Moderation versus abstinence
  • Learn the role of a recovery coach and role clarity in behavioral health
  • Understand the term ‘Pathways of Recovery’

Part 3 – The history of Biases in addiction

  • Learn how implicit biases and the words that are spoken cause life-threatening results
  • Root causes and assessing your biases
  • Understand Stigma and how Addiction came to have such a stigma

Part 4 – Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capital

  • Define Recovery
  • Learn obstacles and barriers of recovery in real life
  • Learn the stages of change and the stages of recovery
  • Understand the term Recovery Capital
  • Understand the term ‘Pathways of Recovery’
Part 5 – Motivational Interviewing Foundations Or Optional Intro to Trauma-Informed Care
  • Learn the skill of Active Listening
  • Learn the benefits of Reflective Listening
  • Learn the basics skills of Motivational Conversation – O.A.R.S.
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