Addiction Treatment - A Virtual Frontier

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 08:00 AM until 09:30 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Support Website
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
Thomas P. Britton, DrPH, LPC, LCAS, ACS and Marc Turner, BA, MS
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C.E. Credit for NAADAC - The Association for Addiction Professionals: 1.50
Specialization: Qualified Addictions Professional

Training Overview Description

The field of substance use disorder treatment was forever changed by COVID-19 in early 2020. Providers were forced to quickly transition from in-person individual and group counseling to virtual services, including video-based platforms. Few, however, had the time to think strategically and look at the long-term implications and opportunities virtual care presented. This session will provide a deep dive into one provider’s successful development of a robust virtual suite of services that will increase the access to and quality of care long into the future.

This training is part of the Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession eight-part series offered by NAADAC.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be to describe vertical and horizontal integration strategies to provide virtual services.
  • Participants will be able to summarize barriers to providing virtual services as well as actionable strategies to overcome them.
  • Participants will be exposed to a case example that will provide them with an opportunity to create a plan of how to move their own organizations forward in the virtual care environment.

Content Level Beginner and Intermediate

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.

CEs and Certificate

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all eight CE quizzes for this eight-part series will be eligible to apply for the Advances in Technology in the Addiction Profession Certificate. Access to the online CE quiz will be in your NAADAC profile after registration.

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.

Event-specific Details

More information on this training is available at

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.