What Addiction Professionals Should Know About Medical Marijuana

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM until 01:00 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Software
GoToWebinar
Support Phone
(703) 741-7686
Support Email
naadac@naadac.org
Support Website
https://register.gotowebinar.com/
Cost Range
FREE to $25.00

Host And Instructor

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Host
National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Instructor
Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, ICADC, SAP

Training Overview Description

Medical marijuana is now broadly or partially legalized in 28 states, though it remains illegal under federal law. Variation in laws can create confusion for mental health professionals, raising a number of questions for mental health professionals in both clinical and forensic settings. This confusion has led to many questions by practitioners, such as: What does the law say about medical marijuana in my state? How do I know whether my client is using medical marijuana therapeutically vs. abusing it? What are the risks, side effects, and potential drawbacks of medical marijuana? If my client uses medical marijuana, can employers discriminate against him or her? What do I do if a client is referred to me for substance use disorder treatment but is legally taking prescribed marijuana? This webinar seeks to answer these questions and more.

Event-specific Details

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and explore the medicinal uses of medical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), as well as contraindications.
  • Explore ethical and legal implications for medical marijuana.
  • Identify strategies for addressing abuse or addiction of medical THC vs. legitimate medical use.

Price

Education is FREE to all professionals

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.
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.

Presenter

Aaron Norton, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, ICADC, SAP, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and President-Elect and Chair of Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. An experienced clinician, presenter, and clinical supervisor, he was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016 and has been published in several journals and magazines in the addictions and counseling professions.

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.

Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Health Care
All Substance Abuse

Registration Information

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