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Harm Reduction for Skeptics: Practical Applications for Alcohol Use Disorders

Harm Reduction for Skeptics: Practical Applications for Alcohol Use Disorders
A Recorded Webinar
Recorded on Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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Traditional treatment is designed for those with a severe alcohol use disorder, leaving the majority experiencing problems without appropriate services. With the DSM-5 now viewing substance use disorders on a spectrum, clinicians need resources appropriate for all levels of alcohol use. There is over 50 years of research that supports the harm reduction strategy of alcohol moderation as an effective treatment option. Upon completion, attendees will be able to: describe why harm reduction is an effective treatment option, predict who is a candidate for alcohol moderation using the Alcohol Moderation Assessment, develop and monitor an alcohol moderation plan, and utilize alcohol moderation tools.
Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe two ways why harm reduction is an effective treatment option for the majority of alcohol users.
  • Participants will be able to predict in three different ways who is a candidate for alcohol moderation using the Alcohol Moderation Assessment.
  • Participants will be able to develop and monitor an alcohol moderation plan using at least three different tools.

Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

Cyndi Turner, LCSW, LSATP, MAC, is the Co-Founder and CEO of Insight Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers. She has been a harm reduction therapist in the addiction treatment field for almost three decades. Turner co-developed and facilitates the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program©. She is a clinical supervisor for licensure, an expert witness, a therapist for players involved in the NFL Program for Substances of Abuse, and is a nationally recognized trainer. Turner designed the Alcohol Moderation Assessment which predicts who may be a successful candidate for alcohol moderation and wrote: Can I Keep Drinking? How You Can Decide When Enough is Enough, The Clinician’s Guide to Alcohol Moderation: Alternative Methods and Management Techniques, and Practicing Alcohol Moderation: A Comprehensive Workbook.
Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC

Craig James, LCSW, LSATP, MAC, has been in the addiction treatment field for over twenty years. He is the Co-Founder & Director of Operations of Insight Into Action Therapy and Insight Recovery Centers. He co-developed and implements the Dual Diagnosis Recovery Program© and is a nationally recognized trainer on alcohol moderation and harm reduction. James serves on the boards of Dandelion Meadow, Virginia Association of Addiction Professionals, and Loudoun County Community Services Board.

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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.
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