Peer Recovery Support Series: Practical Nutrition for Peer Coaching

Thursday, March 21, 2024
12:00-1:30 pm Eastern Time, (11:00 am Central/10:00 am Mountain/9:00 am Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 CEs

The Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition believes that the underlying drivers of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health issues are nutrient and neurotransmitter imbalances. These imbalances can be successfully addressed using nutritional strategies. By “feeding the brain and healing the gut,” the body becomes the critical third leg of the recovery stool. This third leg, in combination with the psychosocial and spiritual legs of the stool, is a critical component for long-term recovery. In this 1.5-hour online seminar, participants will learn key recovery-supporting nutritional strategies that they can apply immediately, whether for self, family, or clients.

Debra Filla, BA, MBA, CNRC I&II, Builder, is the Owner of Inside Out, a business focused on “building health from the inside out” since 1998. She has a fascination with the incredible mystery of how the body works and, more importantly, how it heals. A continual life learner, Filla extended her real-world learning seeking to understand this question, “If addiction is a dis-ease, then what’s broken and how to heal it?” Learning about the impact of nutrition on addiction and mental health has been key to understanding the generational history of alcoholism in her family. As a certified nutrition recovery coach, she actively promotes education about the biochemistry of addiction and the critical role that nutrition plays in recovery through public education, workshops, training seminars, and consulting. Currently, she is teaching a six-hour CEU course, The Power of Nutrition in Recovery, as an instructor for the Academy of Nutrition for Addiction and Mental Health.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the role that toxins and nutrition deficiencies play in dis-ease.
  • Participants will be able to define reactive hypoglycemia and the role it plays in cravings and relapse.
  • Participants will be able to explain how ‘feeding the brain and healing the gut’ is key to recovery and emotional well-being.

Content Level:
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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.

Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz 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.

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 one (1.5) 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.

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. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.