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The Addiction Epidemic: Why It's Happening, Who's Affected, and What We Can Do

This live webinar will focus on the diverse needs experienced by addiction survivors. The instructor will cover a range of various holistic and progressive treatment options that are geared towards healing and recovery for these specialized needs. We will discuss stigma, diagnosis, trends of self-medicating, addiction statistics, resource availability, system barriers, and proactive loopholes to implementing best care practices. We will also discuss relevant statistics, information on current case studies, and clinical theories surrounding drug and alcohol use.

We invite you to join us for this much needed webinar! You need not be working directly in addiction treatment services to benefit from this webinar. It’s designed to provide any practitioner with the information and tools to enhance your capacity to provide appropriate, culturally relevant care and/or supervise those who do.


licensed social workers (beginner and intermediate levels of practice)

# of CE Contact Hours: 3

Time and Date: September 25, 2019

6:00pm EST- 9:15pm EST



I- Why Do People Use? (6:05PM-7:05PM ET)

a.     Trends and Challenges

b.     The Void

c.      Posttraumatic Stress (PTS)

d.     Window of Tolerance

e.     Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

f.       Searching for Peace- Activity

g.     Complexity of Seeking Treatment

h.     Stigma

II-  Social Context of Addiction (7:05PM-8:05PM ET)

a.     Media

b.     Statistics- Quiz

c.      Other Dependencies

e.     Screening Tool

f.       Who’s Affected

g.     Age Groups

h.     Cultural Components


III-  What is Recovery? (8:05PM-9:05PM ET)

a.     Education and Advocacy

b.     Complexity of Recovery

c.      Stress Reduction

d.     Holistic Services

e.     Specialty Groups

Q&A AND WRAP-UP (9:05-9:15PM ET)


After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

-DEFINE 3 clinical trends related to addiction and recovery.

-IDENTIFY 3 personal challenges individuals face while in recovery.

-EXPLAIN relevant statistics related to mental health and addiction, as well as a detailed list of screening questions to aid in prevention (screening tool will be provided).

-DESCRIBE progressive treatment options that are effective in treating trauma, addiction, and mental health issues.


live webinar

COURSE FEE: $45 for 3 CE Contact Hours



Aynisa Leonardo is a Licensed Clinical Art Therapist (LCAT, ATR-BC), who has been in the field of mental health services for 12 years. She is the Director of Military Services at Long Island Center for Recovery. Her prior experience includes working in inpatient, outpatient, and non-profit settings with clients experiencing post-traumatic stress, addiction, family conflict, and other mental health challenges. She has concentrated on advanced program development and clinical education, locally and nationally. She continues to provide evidence-based and interactive style presentations to hospitals, non-profits, and corporate agencies, in an effort to raise awareness of current trends and improve competency within the healthcare community. 

Aynisa is passionate about the use of the Arts and Culture as means to heal. She herself has a background in film and photography and continues these hobbies in her spare time. Aynisa is not musically inclined, but is a great appreciator of music, attending live concerts whenever possible, as her favorite practice to unwind. On any given evening, you may find Aynisa cooking and listening to music with her family, and/or planning her next vacation to any beach destination.


Please got to this LINK to request the appropriate accommodations for this webinar.


  1. Refunds are only awarded if you cancel your registration within 36 hours of registration. Should you wish to cancel after 36 hours of registration we will issue you a credit to be used toward a future workshop. Please email to cancel or receive a credit.

  2. In order to receive a completion/CE certificate you are required to be present for the entire webinar. Our webinar technology indicates your engagement throughout the webinar. At the end of the webinar you will receive a link to complete the evaluation. Upon completion of the full webinar AND submission of the evaluation, you will receive your completion certificate via the email addressed you used to register within 5 days.

  3. Please visit this link for information about our Grievance Policy and how to submit a grievance if necessary:


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