Continuing Education Event – Evaluating and Preventing Relapse During the Holiday Season – webinar – 12/15/2020

It’s often noted that people struggle during the holidays – depression and anxiety increase, as well as the rate of suicide attempts and suicides. But do people with substance use disorders, those in recovery from substance use disorders, their families, or people battling with drugs or alcohol struggle more than most?

And if so – why, and what can we do to help individuals in recovery, families impacted by a loved one actively using or in recovery, our staff and ourselves, get through this holiday season amid all the usual challenges that will now be exacerbated by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic? We’ll look at the major challenges we’re all facing as well as activities that help us cope with these types of challenges, from maintaining recovery, dealing with family, coming back from relapse, or just keeping our peace of mind during these challenging times.

As a result of this session:

– Attendees will understand levels of increased sadness and depression during the holidays.
– Attendees will be able to list the reasons why individuals in recovery from substance use disorders might have a more difficult time during the holidays
– Attendees will be able to list 3 things someone struggling with depression or substance use disorders can do to get through the holidays.

Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 1 credit hour.

Deni Carise, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, Recovery Centers of America
Deni Carise, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist and part of the recovery community for over 30 years. She is currently Chief Scientific Officer of Recovery Centers of America (RCA) and Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Pennsylvania. RCA is dedicated to creating neighborhood-based treatment and recovery campuses that include detoxification, residential, partial hospital, intensive and traditional outpatient, and family services, all available on one campus. Beginning in March 2016, they opened 6 such campuses, 2 in MA and MD, and 1 each in PA and NJ, multiple outpatient programs and one opioid treatment program. Their goal is to get 1 million Americans into meaningful recovery.

Deni has held similar positions at CRC Health Group, providing behavioral health services to more than 42,000 men, women and teens every day at more than140 programs in 33 states and Phoenix House, a nonprofit substance abuse treatment provider with over 100 programs in 10 states where Dr. Carise developed national standards for clinical care, Clinical Toolkits for over 30 evidence-based practices, and helped usher in a new era of care to position the company to successfully address changes secondary to healthcare reform. Dr. Carise was also Chief Clinical Advisor for Sierra Tucson, a premier facility treating substance abuse, pain, mood, eating and trauma disorders.



Dec 15 2020


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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