With Mike Gaudet

PRESENTATION: Historically there has been a disconnect between the use of medication in substance abuse recovery and the abstinence-only philosophy often associated with the disease model of addiction.  This course will explore the attitudes, current medications and trends, appropriate candidates for medication assistance and the role of the clinician in working with medication-assisted clients. Participant will be able to:

  1. state no fewer than three medications that are approved in the treatment of substance abuse recovery
  2. identify no fewer than three strategies for effective counseling intervention
  3. identify attitudinal challenges that present with the use of medication in recovery


PRESENTER: Michael Gaudet LICSW, LCDP earned his undergraduate degree in 1981 at Bridgewater State College and his MSW from Rhode Island College in 1984. He is currently the Director of Quality Assurance for eleven outpatient mental health and substance abuse programs in Massachusetts, with a primary office at Arbour Counseling Services, Norwell, MA, and is a surveyor for CARF International .   He has extensive clinical and supervision experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment. Mr. Gaudet trains and consults across the country on clinical and professional growth topics, and, since 1986, is a faculty member of the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.  He has been involved in several projects designed to advance the use of medication in substance abuse recovery, including the use of Methadone, Buprenorphine and Vivitrol, through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center of New England.

CPS Category: ATOD
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 6 and 14

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 21 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 (Do NOT use the quiz posted on the actual webinar because it’s not the correct 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 traininginstitute@nhadaca.org. Your certificate will be emailed back to you within 21 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 Use of Medications in Substance Abuse Recovery