Rehabilitating Addiction Treatment: An Anti-Racist Recovery Approach

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range
FREE to $20.00

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Sarah Buino, LCSW, RDDP, CADC, CDWF & Sarah Suzuki, LCSW, CADC


C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 1.50
NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.

Training Overview Description

Addiction counselors increasingly work with clients who present with diverse intersectional identities. Although research documents declining life expectancy across racial groups, clinical guidelines remain silent on how to recognize and interrupt institutional racism in addiction recovery. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to tools of analysis to understand, address, and interrupt white supremacy dynamics when treating substance use in outpatient and inpatient settings. Participants will be introduced to concepts of internalized racial superiority and internalized racial oppression, as well as a framework to illuminate how institutional pressure to maintain “white innocence” leads to poor health outcomes.

Event-specific Details

This training could be applied to multiple areas of the Alaska Qualified Addictions Professional (QAP) certification. Contact the Alaska Commission for Behavioral Health Certification (Ask for Dabney Van Liere, Executive Director) at 907-332-4333 or email for specific information.