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Foundations Recovery Network Educational Webinar Series

Foundations Recovery Network’s mission is to be the leader in evidence-based, integrated treatment for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders through clinical services, education and research. As part of this mission, Foundations Recovery Network is proud to present our Educational Webinar Series, which aims to further apprise behavioral health professionals of a vast spectrum of treatment modalities, best practices concerning various subpopulations, and the advantages of utilizing both currently available and newly relevant clinical techniques.


Treatment Plans for the Difficult Patient

  Tuesday, November 24, 2015 | 1:00 p.m. EST



  • Attachment, Trauma, and Addiction Treatment: Keys to a Successful Recovery

    Thursday, December 3, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    For decades counselors have recognized that individuals who grow up in neglectful and traumatizing family systems develop attachment styles that promote personal safety, while inhibiting emotional and social development. Patients in addiction treatment programs who struggle in these two areas will often fail to meet recovery milestones and appear resistant or unmotivated. 

  • Oxycontin With a Whiskey Chaser: Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Senior Population

    Thursday, November 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    The demographic makeup of the US is changing with a shift towards a growing elderly population. With Baby Boomers moving into retirement, trends in substance abuse and addiction amongst older adults is increasing at alarming rates.  Physical and mental health related comorbidities are common in this population and often contribute to confusion of the clinical presentation. 

  • The Brain Hijacked Outside Chemical Abuse: Identifying the NeuroPathways of Process Addiction

    Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

    Despite substantial effort from within DSM 5 work-groups and from the external psychiatric community, the newly published DSM 5 rejected proposals to recognize process addictions related to the Internet, pornography, sex and love, and food, and thus rejected including process addictions as a diagnosable category.

  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Proper Treatment for Successful Outcomes

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

    Co-Occurring Disorders are becoming more and more prevalent in inpatient drug and alcohol treatment.  Properly diagnosing and treating patients with co-occurring disorders is an essential step for a successful outcome. 

    In this webinar Joseph A. Troncale, MD, will cover common diagnoses and treatment options for co-occurring disorders. He will also address the use of Acceptance-Commitment Therapy as an adjunct to traditional treatment. Finally, Dr. Troncale will identify the differences between post-acute withdrawals and true chronic mental health issues.

  • Family Recovery and Healing Strategies: Moving Past the Damage

    Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST, 11:00 a.m. MST, 10:00 a.m. PST

    When someone is affected by mental illness or addiction, it can affect the entire family.  When that person enters treatment, the family's pain and confusion doesn't just go away.  Family members need a way to move past the damage that has occurred all while strengthening the ties that hold it together.

  • Tobacco Use and Addiction Treatment: Debunking the Myths and Becoming Tobacco Free

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    The tobacco-free movement in addiction treatment facilities is on the rise. Higher morbidity and mortality rates are some of the contributing factors to this movement, but many facilities have found there are many barriers to overcome.  One facility that went tobacco free was able to overcome these and saw a major improvement in census, quit rates, and prevented the initiation or worsening of tobacco dependence in over 30% of their patients.

  • Families, Trauma, and Addiction: Broadening the Scope of Family Work in Treatment

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    The relationship between trauma and addiction for patients and their family members is a vital part of the recovery process.  Family work in addiction treatment allows the patient and their loved ones to recognize the impact of acute/chronic trauma on family formation, system functioning, enabling behaviors, and other boundary issues. However, trauma/PTSD has an impact on treatment efficiency and patient/family relapse as well.

  • Exploring New Perspectives of Psychological Trauma

    Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    Autonomic nervous system regulation is providing a new perspective on the facilitation of recovery for those suffering from the effects of psychological trauma. By putting a heavy focus on the autonomic nervous system through bottom-up processing, positive changes in emotions, cognitions, and behaviors have occurred.

  • Exploring the Reliability, Frequency, and Methods of Drug Testing to Ensure Compliance

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EST, 12:00 p.m. CST

    Statics have shown that testing for alcohol can be one of the toughest things for a treatment facility. To discuss and explore these different testing methods, Dr. Gregory Skipper will give an overview of alcohol biomarkers and provide data around monitoring practices used within PHP programs (Physician Health Programs).
    Dr. Skipper will also discuss the pros and cons of different monitoring methods used in alcohol programs. Register today to be a part of this informative discussion!
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  • Incorporating Experiential Education in Your Treatment Program

    Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 12:00 p.m. EST, 11:00 a.m. CST

    Experientially-based methods are now being widely used by addiction and mental health professionals and programs. This webinar will explore the principals of experiential methods and what incites professionals to incorporate it into their practices and advocate for its use.

    The speaker will also provide registrants with resources and tools to help understand and properly incorporate Experiential Education in their own practices. Don’t miss out on this important and informative discussion!

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