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Event Information


Registration Fee:  $10 (payment must be made online at the time of registration).  Registration is limited to the first 300 paid registrants.

Time:  9:00am - 11:00am

Format:  You will receive a link to the Zoom webinar and instructions a few days prior to the event, if your registration fee has been paid. The email will come from so please be sure to add this email address to your safe/white list or check your Junk/Spam folder if you cannot find the email.

Presenter: Rickey Schwartz, CADC, Addiction Liaison, Riveredge Hospital


This presentation will provide a brief historical overview of addiction and current trends as well as highlight how recovery is possible within the stages of the change model. This interactive presentation will be given from the perspective of individuals in recovery who will lead us through the “dance of addiction” while infusing lessons of hope, empathy and compassion for us all.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the historical and cultural aspects of addiction and addiction treatment in the US
  • Identify the stages of change model of overcoming addiction
  • Discuss what to do and what NOT to do when approaching and helping individuals with addictions and/or mental illnesses
  • Identify tools and resources to support individuals who are seeking help

Continuing Education Credits:

2.0 CEU’s are available for LCSW, LCPC, LSW, LPC and QIDP.

All other professionals are encouraged to check with their respective licensing boards for questions about whether this workshop meets criteria for continuing education credits.

Following the event, attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation to complete.  Once the evaluation response window closes, CEU certificates will be emailed.  This process takes approximately 14 days following the event.

This training is provided by the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township and Riveredge Hospital.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  The registration fee is non-refundable.