The Importance of Professionals and Community Members as Recovery Allies: 2024 Association for Addiction Professionals Webinar Series

General Information:
2024 Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) Free Webinar Series

NAADAC (or the Association for Addiction Professionals) is excited to announce the lineup for the 2024 NAADAC Free Webinar Series.

Each FREE 1 to 1.5-hour live, interactive webinar is presented by experts in the field of addiction and are worth continuing education (CE) hours. While viewing the education is free, non-members must pay to receive CEs (from $20 for 1 CE to $25 for 1.5 CEs). NAADAC members can earn CEs for free. (Join NAADAC now)

Can’t make the live webinar? All webinars are recorded for later viewing and added to our on-demand library of free addiction-specific education available 24/7 so you can earn CEs on your own schedule.

Closed captioning is available on live NAADAC webinars. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.


January Webinar:
The Importance of Professionals and Community Members as Recovery Allies
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
3:00-4:00 pm Eastern Time (2:00 Central/1:00 Mountain/12:00 Pacific Time)

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Continuing Education Credit: 1.0 CEs

Family members, friends, neighbors, professionals, and other community members play a critical role as allies in supporting recovery. Research shows that creating a meaningful life in recovery requires access to healthcare, safe and affordable housing, educational opportunities that may have been missed during periods of drug use, and employment that allows people in recovery to support themselves and their families and contribute to society. Recovery capital refers to the resources, both internal and external, that an individual can draw upon in order to overcome substance use and maintain recovery. The session will begin with a presentation on the recovery ecosystem and recovery capital and will then identify real world examples of ways allies in communities have supported recovery by changing the community environment and creating opportunities to boost recovery capital.

Alison Jones Webb, MA, MPH, has written extensively about recovery from addiction and harm reduction. Her book, “Recovery Allies: How to Support Addiction Recovery and Build Recovery-Friendly Communities,” lays out practical ways that professionals and community members can support people in recovery. Using in-depth interviews with people in recovery from around the country and recent recovery research on evidence-based interventions, Webb shows readers that there is real hope for people with addictions, and that we all have an important role in helping to support and sustain their recoveries. Webb is a certified prevention specialist, trained recovery coach, Recovery Ambassador with Faces and Voices of Recovery, and a member of the Virginia Recovery Advocacy Project. She is past president of the Maine Association of Recovery Residences. Webb has over 20 years of experience in community and public health.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe concepts of personal, social, and community recovery capital.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three strategies to engage allies and increase recovery capital at each stage of recovery.
  • Participants will be able to apply three strategies for building recovery capital within the recovery ecosystem such as social support networks, education and employment opportunities, and access to healthcare.

Content Level:
All Levels.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
  • Advanced level courses provide content for participants who have been working in the content area and have a clear understanding of the issues. These courses cover and address the complexities involved in the work and involve synthesizing material to create new patterns or structures or evaluating material for a specific purpose.

Polls and Q&A.

FREE to all professionals.

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.

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NAADAC, or the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members and its 54 state, territory, and international affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.