WEBINAR: Harm Reduction: 1 May Be Enough, and 1,000 Is Too Many

October 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NAADAC (National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors)

This program will review some of the basic information on harm reduction treatment with individuals who use substances. Total abstinence is not always the answer, especially in low risk situations and with younger drug users. Understanding that there are alternatives to finding a path to recovery allows clients to open up about their struggles, feeling secure in setting their own goals, and normalizing the relapses that all addiction professions know will occur. This webinar will include recent research findings on clinician acceptance of harm reduction treatment.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn some of the basic principles of harm reduction treatment and how to incorporate this concept into everyday addiction treatment work.
  • Understand the difference between abstinence-based treatment and various alternative methods to recovery.
  • Learn how to incorporate harm reduction into other methods of recovery, such as the 12-step self-help model.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

If you have watched the webinar (either live or on-demand), you are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion to verify the continuing education hours you spent learning. To apply (only after watching the webinar), complete and pass the online CE Quiz at the top of this page. NAADAC members receive a CE certificate for 1 CE for free. Non-members of NAADAC can receive 1 CE for $15 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC continuing education hours.


Ami Crowley, EdD, NCC, ICADC, MCAP, LPC, LMHC, specializes in addiction. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the CMHC Online program. She has professional experience in clinical and community mental health, inpatient and outpatient substance use disorder treatment, private practice, and community education. Crowley is a member of many professional associations. Her research interests are in the areas of multicultural competency in supervision, harm reduction, diversity integration in counselor education, and LGBTQ counseling.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.