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Contingency Management and Stimulant Use Webinar Series Session 1: Foundations


This webinar will provide a foundational structure of understanding stimulant use disorders and will begin with connecting the neuroscience of addiction with a specific focus on stimulants and the impact drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine have on the brain. The first webinar will also address the impact of policy and historical treatment approaches and an exploration of the dynamics of stigma and discrimination as primary barriers in addiction care. This webinar will set a base of shared understanding that will facilitate the introduction and implementation of contingency management and other evidence-based practice is effective for the treatment of stimulant use disorder. The the training will also incorporate trauma informed care (TIC), and recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) approaches.


At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explore ways to enhance traditional treatment models and clinical approaches to adapt to the most current neuroscience and research to treat stimulant use disorders in more effective ways.
  2. Learn how understanding addiction as a chronic health condition can enhance implementing and the utilization of evidenced based interventions such as trauma informed care (TIC) and recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) and support evidenced based approaches like contingency management.
  3. Utilize effective client centered strategies to address SUDs while supporting personal recovery and prevention.
  4. Utilize our understanding of the neuroscience of addiction to address and remove treatment barriers and obstructions such as bias and discrimination towards people with substance use disorders and improve outcomes.



Professionals in the Behavior Health field


Nicholas Szubiak, MSW, LCSW

Nick brings more than 20 years of experience in direct service, administration, and clinical experience to the healthcare field. He is the Principal of NSI Consulting, an organization that provides support to integrated healthcare environments. Nick is the former Assistant Vice-President of Addiction and Recovery at the National Council for Behavioral Health. He has provided technical assistance, consultation and training toward bi-directional integration of behavioral health and primary care, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), SBIRT, measurement-based care, and population health management. 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 and has sat on various expert panels, partnering with many organizations as a subject matter expert. Nick is an adjunct professor at the University of Hawaii, Myron B. Thomas School of Social Work. He earned his master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.         


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Starts: Jul. 18, 2024 11:00 am
Ends: Jul. 18, 2024 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline
July 18, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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