With Theresa Gleason RN, BSN, MA


PRESENTATION: Understanding the physiological and psychological dynamics of withdrawal from substances can help us to better support our clients as they progress through the predictably unpredictable phase of early recovery. Many of the symptoms our clients experience while unpleasant are completely normal. As clinicians, recovery support workers and coaches we are in a unique position to educate, provide reassurance and offer suggestions for coping with both acute and post acute withdrawal. Together we will explore medical and non-medical interventions to ease distress and enhance comfort.
Participants will:
? Name the signs and symptoms of acute withdrawal
? Identify detoxification protocols for the management of acute withdrawal
? Explain the role of comfort medications in the treatment of withdrawal

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Theresa Gleason RN, BSN, MA is a psychiatric nurse and a recovery coach. She believes in a holistic approach to client care. She gained her experience in the field of addiction treatment at Gosnold on Cape Cod where she worked as a Health and Wellness Specialist in their 28 day inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center. She saw firsthand the challenges facing clients in early recovery and the importance of educating clients about PAWS. It is imperative for clients to develop coping strategies to address PAWS symptoms when they resurface.

NHADACA Members: Free and includes a certificate with 1 CE
Non-Members: $15 for a certificate with 1 CE
Free for anyone to participate without a certificate

If you would like a certificate worth 1 online learning Contact Hours, please click the quiz and evaluation links below. Return to NHADACA by email or by fax at 603.589.1191.


Please contact our office at 603-225-7060 if you have any trouble downloading 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 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.
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