PRESENTATION: This Webinar is designed to help clinicians get clients to the appropriate level of addiction care they require.  Addiction presents with different levels of severity, and no one treatment type is “right” for everyone.  The purpose of this training is for clinicians to familiarize themselves with the tools, such as the ASAM Criteria, that can assist with this process. Participants will:

  • Recognize that addiction severity varies
  • Understand the need for “treatment matching”
  • Summarize how ASAM Criteria assist in this field

PRESENTER:  Ben Nordstrom is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is Board Certified in both Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth and his Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his training in psychiatry in Manhattan at the Columbia University Medical Center/ New York State Psychiatric Institute where he was selected to be Chief Resident. Following his general training, Ben stayed at Columbia and completed a research and clinical fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry.

After completing his training Ben joined the faculty of the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and served as the medical director of Penn’s inpatient addiction service. Ben has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in criminology, psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and has published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics

Online Contact Hours: 
All participants that would like a certificate worth 1 online continuing education unit are required to view the webinar and complete & pass the quiz that is posted above. After completing the quiz, NHADACA members receive a certificate for free and non-members receive a certificate for a $15 fee. A certificate will be emailed to you within 10 business days after the quiz is submitted (with a passing grade), and payment is received.
If you would like a certificate worth 1 online learning Contact Hours, please upload the quiz and evaluation files below:

ASAM Criteria Webinar Quiz

Please contact our office at 603-225-7060 if you have any trouble uploading the documents. Once you have completed the quiz and evaluation please email them to Your certificate will be emailed back to you within 7 business days (the quiz must be paid for, completed and passed with an 80% or better to receive 1 online learning CE). To pay for your quiz, you may call our office, or pay Via Paypal to pay on line.

To view this free webinar click ASAM Criteria Webinar