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.

Read these testimonials from others.

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 $175.00 for all four classes.

All sessions are on Fridays and run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm;   June 25, July 16, 30, August 13, 2021. Seating is limited to 20 attendees. Register HERE.

Training 1 – Understanding Behaviors of Addiction – June 25, 2021

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of the brain science of addiction – in a language, you can understand
  • Understand the common behaviors of addiction
  • Define Recovery
  • Understand relapse, slip, and return to use

Part 2 – The history of Biases in addiction – July 16, 2021

  • Learn how implicit biases and the words that are spoken cause life-threatening results
  • Challenge your belief system
  • Understand Stigma and how Addiction came to have such a stigma
  • Introduction to Trauma

Part 3 – Pathways of Recovery & Recovery Capital – July 30, 2021

  • Learn the stages of change and the stages of recovery
  • Understand the term Recovery Capital
  • Understand the term ‘Pathways of Recovery’
  • Learn Harm Reduction ideology and Moderation versus abstinence
  • Learn the role of a recovery coach and role clarity in behavioral health
Part 4 – Motivational Interviewing Foundations – August 13, 2021
  • Learn obstacles and barriers of recovery in real life
  • Learn the skill of Active Listening
  • Learn the benefits of Reflective Listening
  • Learn the basics skills of Motivational Conversation – O.A.R.S.
Choices is a National Association for Addiction Drug Counselors (NAADAC) Approved Provider. This training has also been approved for 16 CLEs from the NH GAL Board.


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