Understanding Addiction & Recovery

Would you spend six hours to learn how you can help someone in the throws of addiction? Is it worth $125.00 to you? This is a must training for anyone impacted by someone with Substance Use Disorder.

“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 Ourselves and Others Around Addiction and Recovery.


Learn about addiction and recoveryThis course is so important and has helped so many individuals better support those they love or work with. Testimonials from folks who have taken this course include:

  • I wish I knew a long time ago. It could have saved (fill in the blank) life.
  • Everyone who works with people with addiction should be required to take this course.
  • I got more than I expected. A must take!

Download a flyer here: HelpOtherswithAddictionFlyer

This course has been delivered around the country including:

Florida Guardian Ad Litem Association, NH Guardian Ad Litem, Aroostook County Law Enforcement, Aroostook County EMS, Concord, NH Fire & EMS, Concord, NH First Repsonders, Everett, MA First Responders and Family Court Systems.

Our Christian version has been delivered through Granite United Way in Carroll County, NH and through the ARK Church in Mancheter, NH.

Whether secular or non-secular this course answers deep questions, dispels myths, provides healing, and provides much needed information to understand those who use drugs and the grueling process of recovery.

Read these testimonials from others.

We are thrilled to announce the availability of Understanding Addiction & Recovery – What You Learn Could Save a Life, now available on-demand, 24/7 .

Understanding Addiction & Recocvery – What You Need to Know Could Save a Life-this six hour on demand course is delivered online giving you the opportunity to learn at your convenience in privacy. No CEs are provided from this link. See below for CEs.

For individuals who would like 6 Continuing Education Credits, the course is available at  www.pinetreeinstitute.org.

Watch the introductory video clip HERE.


We know addiction has taken a toll on families. There’s pain and suffering that goes beyond words. Addiction also has put a significant strain on human service workers across the continuum.

This training is for anyone involved or working or living with those who suffer from SUD and wish to understand addiction and recovery more to better engage and support individuals and potentially save a family or a life.

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.

If you have been aching to learn more so you can support someone you love, or work in a professional that involves working with people with substance use disorder this is a Must Take course.

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.

Modules include:

  1. Basic Understanding of Addiction as a Chronic Disease
  2. Understanding Behaviors of Addiction and Behavior Change
  3. Understanding Return-to-use (relapse)
  4. Who defines Recovery- What does it even mean?
  5. What’s the roadmap to recovery?
  6. The Harm Reduction theory

This course is available to be delivered live in person or virtually to your agency and can be customized to include trauma informed care, basics of mental health, and stigma and biases. Call or email Ginger Ross @ gingerross23@gmail.com, 603.918.6510 for scheduling details.

Choices is a National Association for Addiction Drug Counselors (NAADAC) Approved Provider. This training has also been approved for 12 CLEs from the NH GAL Board and CMEs from First Responder agencies in NH, ME, & MA.


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