This virtual presentation is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on supporting the education and skill development of providers who work with people with substance use disorders (SUDS) by integrating mindfulness practices and techniques. Addressing addiction is a neurological-biological-behavioral chronic health condition that requires the continual integration of the existing knowledge of the addiction field with new and evolving evidence-based practices.
This webinar integrates our most recent scientific understanding of using mindfulness practices when treating people with substance use disorders and how mindfulness can help support recovery in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina. Mental Health Specialists, Addiction Specialists, treatment providers, peer support communities, and faith community-based organizations in Region 4 are encouraged to register for free.
- Explore ways to enhance treatment models to adapt to the neuroscience and research to treat substance use disorders as chronic health conditions with mindfulness techniques
- Implementing evidenced-based mindfulness interventions to treat and address SUDs while supporting personal recovery and relapse prevention
- Utilize Mindfulness tools to help patients identify, manage, and develop skills to control behaviors associated with cravings and triggers
Nick Szubiak brings more than 20 years of experience in direct service, administration, and clinical experience to the healthcare field. He is the Founder of NSI Strategies, an organization that provides support to integrated healthcare environments and currently serves as an Advanced Implementation Specialist for SAMHSA’s Opioid Response Network and faculty for the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions funded by SAMHSA. Nick is the former Assistant Vice-President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health and Director at the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.
Prior, he served as the Director of Behavioral Health for a rural FQHC. Nick provides technical assistance, consultation, and training toward bi-directional integration of behavioral health and primary care, substance use disorders, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), Telehealth, SBIRT, population health management, and utilizing implementation science to maximize clinical pathways to better care. His experience includes MAT implementation, FQHC integration models and partnerships, trauma-informed care, recovery-oriented systems of care, health homes, and developing high-functioning teams to provide integrated care to the communities they serve. His expertise also involves systems change management, leadership development, and supervisory skills. Nick is known for his heartfelt presentations, keynote speeches, and has sat on various expert panels, partnering with many organizations as a behavioral health subject matter expert. He earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.