More than sobriety: Understanding and treating substance use disorders (Bergen Passaic Unit Event)

Wednesday, February 03 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM [EST]

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Wednesday, February 03 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM [EST]


This event is hosted by the Bergen Passaic County Unit.

New to a Unit event? NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led, county-based Units that hold regional events around the state of New Jersey for members in that area. (However due to the public health emergency, Unit events will be held virtually until further notice!) These events are planned and coordinated by an appointed volunteer Chair and Co-Chair, as well as a Regional Representative from NASW-NJ’s Board of Directors. The Bergen and Passaic Counties Unit Chair is Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST (, and the Northeastern Regional Representative is Sierra Spriggs, LSW (

Unit events are a fun, informative way to grow your network near your home or workplace. These events are one of the many benefits of NASW-NJ membership, but we do invite all mental health professional to join us at this meeting. Learn more about our Units here.


More than sobriety: Understanding and treating substance use disorders


Date: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 from 7:00-9:00pm

Zoom login information will be emailed to you once you register. 


Description of the Program: In this virtual, interactive workshop, participants will engage in discussion regarding the treatment process for clients with substance use disorders (SUD). An overview of the diagnostic criteria, risk and prognostic factors, and co-occurring conditions will be provided, as well as exploration into how cultural identity factors impact diagnosis and treatment. Participants will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with abstinence-only, harm-reduction, and trauma-informed approaches to SUD treatment. Finally, resources will be shared regarding referrals and collaborative care for clients with SUD.




Presenter Bio: Kayti Protos




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Unit Chair - Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST (

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