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Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies (CARS)

Training and Education

Professional staff is available to provide training at your site on the following topics.  Training can be tailored to meet your organization’s needs.  Social Work CEUs available.

  • Alternative Activities to teach youth the facts about drugs and alcohol with fun and interactive activities.
  • Are Synthetic Drugs Safe?
  • Current Drug Trends
  • Facilitating groups with youth: Addressing Difficult Situations
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Only 100% Preventable Birth Defect  OR (not sure what to call it)  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Prevention is the Key
  • Keys to Engaging Clients
  • Marijuana – Being Legal Doesn’t Make It Safe
  • Motivational Interviewing – teaching the concepts and uses of Motivational Interviewing and sharing basic tools to get started.
  • Parents – What You Need to Know About Drugs and Alcohol
  • Program Evaluation: How To Develop  Program with Improved Outcomes
  • Safety in Home Visitation
  • SBIRT – Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment:  a universal screening that professionals can provide to all patients or clients in a medical or social service setting to screen for substance use disorders or substance misuse.
  • Signs of Alcohol and Drug Use in Youth and Where to Find Help
  • Special Needs of Pregnancy and Opioid Use
  • Trauma Informed Care – teaching the use of best practices in social service and medical settings.
  • Vaping and E-Cigs – What You Really Should Know Before You Try
  • Working with Clients from Diverse Backgrounds

Call 214-645-0919 or email to request a training program.


Online Training on Addiction, Prevention, Intervention and Treatment

Online Training for Social Workers from National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome  

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 

The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medication in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use


Online Resources

Substance Abuse Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse  (NIDA)

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) 

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)