New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Virtual: Alcohol Use Disorder in the Shadows: "Rethinking Drinking"

  • November 05, 2020
  • 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 1



A 3 hour training event with Sharon Morello, BSN, RN

8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., November 5, 2020

This training is remote only!

SOR Scholarship Application

PRESENTATION: The purpose of this training is to highlight the extent of misperceptions about what constitutes “low-risk” vs. “high-risk” alcohol consumption. Make no mistake, we are in the midst of an alcohol epidemic.  And there is a strong relationship with Opioid use.  Social drinking has increased dramatically since the early 1990s, accompanied by a similar increase in problem drinking and alcohol use disorder, especially among women and minorities. The alcohol-related death rate for women increased 85% from 2007 to 2017! This training will address current trends, binge drinking, and Severe AUD.   As well as assessment and treatment including Medicated assisted treatment for AUD, such as Antabuse, Naltrexone and other medications.

 As a result of attending this training participants will be able to:

·         Identify the current trend in alcohol Use disorder from mild to severe

·         Discuss the neurobiology in the development of an AUD

·         List the medical consequences of acute and chronic AUD

·         Describe the assessment criteria for determining appropriate level of care for the management of alcohol withdrawal

·         Review best practices for aftercare and continued recovery

PRESENTER:  Sharon has worked in nursing since 1976 and in behavioral health since 1985.   She has experience in all levels of care of behavioral health from acute care to community mental health to medication assisted treatment.   She has previous experience as Director of Nursing, Quality Improvement and Training and Development.   She has been a CARF surveyor for opioid treatment Programs across the country, national consultant for evidence based practices  in opioid treatment  programs and a  NIDA (National Institute Drug Administration)Suboxone Trainer.  In the past year she has trained over 700 nurses in RI on “Re-Thinking Addiction:  Opioid Epidemic and Medication Assisted Treatment.”

Fee: $25;   *NBCC add $5.   Scholarships are available for this training. Please apply using the SOR Scholarship application. For registration & scholarship information contact:  603-225-7060,

3 Contact Hours Available

Certified Prevention Specialist Domains: 6
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 2-8, 11, 14-18
CRSW Performance Domains:  3, 4
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category A) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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