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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.


Trauma Triage in Addiction Counseling

  Tuesday July 26, 2016 | 1:00 p.m. ET



  • Dealing with the Common Complaint of Anxiety: Medication Use, Therapy &Techniques of Care

    Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) has been shown to be useful in the treatment of addictive disorders. The cornerstones of ACT include principles of mindfulness, remaining open to new ideas and moving toward one’s values rather than escaping one’s feelings. In short, accepting feelings rather than escaping them and moving toward values rather than toward suffering define the goals of this type of behavioral therapy.

  • An Update on Pain Management, Opiates, and Addiction

    Unresolving pain often intersects with substance use disorders, as well as trauma and mood disorders, complicating healing and recovery. In this presentation Dr. Jerome Lerner will offer an educational coaching and treatment model which identifies the complicating factors that impede natural recovery from painful conditions.

  • Early Childhood Trauma and Subsequent Addiction

    Early childhood trauma can lead to problems and even addiction in adulthood. Dr. Michael V. Genovese will review environmental, genetic and epigenetic influences of addiction and the importance of a team approach to recognizing and treating addiction and underlying trauma. 

    In this webinar, Dr. Genovese will examine how normal neurodevelopment can be interrupted by adverse childhood events, as well as integrative modalities aimed at boosting symptomatology and improving health.



    Learning Objectives:

  • Emerging Psychoactive Substances: The History and Pharmacology of “Designer Drugs”

    The emergence of “designer drugs” has become a major concern for the addiction and behavioral healthcare communities. These “designer drugs,” better classified as synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic stimulants, hallucinogens, psychedelic-stimulants, and older drug categories trying to make a come-back are making treatment and education very difficult for clinicians and the families of those affected.

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

    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

    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. 

  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Proper Treatment for Successful Outcomes

    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.