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Addictions 101

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

A basic course on the theory of addiction, the effects of drugs and alcohol on the brain, and basic pharmacology. A PowerPoint presentation will be used.

Course Objectives:

By the conclusion of the training, participants will:

  • Know definitions and models of addiction.
  • Understand the bio-psycho-social aspects of addiction.
  • Recognize the progression of addiction.
  • Receive an overview of drug pharmacology.
  • Identify intervention, treatment, and relapse.
  • Understand the role of medications that support recovery

Registration is closed.

Program fee: $95 per person.


About the Trainer

Bruce D. Bowen, MA, MDiv, LPC, CAADC

Bruce is a certified trainer for Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs for Addictions 101, Confidentiality, Ethics, PCPC, Practical Applications, Clinical Supervision, Spirituality, and Motivational Interviewing. He has given numerous presentations about addictions, counseling, and spirituality to school, church, and professional groups all throughout the state.

Bruce is also a Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate and Licensed Professional Counselor, and also holds a Certificate of Competency in Problem Gambling. He has created and facilitated several group therapy programs for adolescents and adults and specializes in working with teens and medical professionals.

Contact Us

Offices of Conferences and Special Events

Elena O’Connor, Director
(570) 945-8160

LuAnn Grochowski, Administrative Assistant
(570) 945-8161