Peer recovery support services are increasingly becoming an important part of the behavioral healthcare workforce. They not only help people with behavioral health conditions connect to, engage in, and be active participants in treatment and recovery support services but they can also change the culture of an organization in a positive way.
Peer Recovery Support Series, Section III: Understanding the Pathway and the Process
Successful recovery is a journey through a process of change. This webinar will explore the process and identify how peer specialists and providers can intervene in helping individuals with substance use disorders negotiate that recovery journey. The first step involves understanding important tasks and critical activities involved in recovery. There is a common process underlying the many different changes involved in recovery. Moving to free oneself from an addictive behavior involves finding the motivation, decision-making, commitment, effective planning, and implementation to overcome this bio-behavioral condition. We will also examine the multidimensional nature of substance use behaviors. Significant use of substances affects the brain and the body, and takes over the life space of the individual. Although many clinicians would like to impose change on individuals and make them quit using, the individual user must make the journey through recovery using personal coping mechanisms, seeking support and “scaffolding” for their compromised self-regulation, and by re-centering their lives. Finally, we will explore how outreach and treatment connect to the personal recovery process of individuals trying to recover from addictions.
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Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)
If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 2 CEs for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 2 CEs for $25 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.
Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, received his Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. He directs the MDQUIT Tobacco Resource Center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visiting Training Center at UMBC. DiClemente is the co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change and the author of over 150 scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. He has conducted funded research for over 35 years with funding from NIH Institutes, SAMSHA, and private foundations. His book, Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (second edition), published in 2018, offers a view of initiation and recovery using the lens of the human behavior change process.
For his work, DiClemente has received awards from the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, as well as a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association. He received the 2019 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Jack Mendelson, MD, Award and the Alfred Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Register of Health Services Psychologists.