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Elevating Addiction Treatment Skills and Practice through the Neurobiological Advances in Addiction


This event will explore the the neuroscience of addiction, the impact of policy and historical treatment approaches, and an exploration of the dynamics of stigma and discrimination as primary barriers to addiction care. This webinar will set a base of shared understanding that will facilitate the introduction and implementation of other evidenced based practices in the areas of trauma informed care (TIC), recovery oriented systems of care (ROSC), and harm reduction.


  1. Develop ways to enhance traditional treatment models and clinical approaches to adapt to the most current neuroscience and research to treat substance use disorders in more effective ways.
  2. Explain how understanding addiction as a chronic health condition can enhance the implementation and the utilization of evidenced based interventions such as trauma informed care (TIC) and recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC).
  3. Develop effective client centered strategies to address SUDs while supporting personal recovery and prevention.
  4. Define and understand 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: Apr. 9, 2024 10:00 am
Ends: Apr. 9, 2024 11:30 am
Registration Deadline
April 5, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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