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


This webinar will explore 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. Explore ways to enhance traditional treatment models and clinical approaches to adapt to the most current neuroscience research to treat substance use disorders in more effective ways.

  2. Learn how understanding addiction as a chronic health condition can enhance the implementation and utilization of evidence-based interventions, such as trauma-informed care (TIC) and recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC), to treat SUDs while supporting personal recovery and prevention.

  3. Utilize our understanding of the neuroscience of addiction to address and remove treatment barriers such as bias and discrimination towards people with substance use disorders and improve outcomes.


Nick Szubiak headshotNick Szubiak 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.

I started NSI Strategies to focus on the work I love – integrated care. My own experience of working in and building integrated care settings and teams was the first-hand experience that sold me on the integrated care model. To me, this was the culmination of what I had been striving to achieve for the better part of 15 years: patients getting better, observing mission and vision-driven providers finally enjoying their work, and efficient and cost-saving healthcare. This experience fed a passion to build NSI Strategies as a partner to organizations striving to improve and build their levels of integrated care, to help them bring wellness and healing to the people they serve.

Starts: Dec. 21, 2022 11:30 am
Ends: Dec. 21, 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
December 21, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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