About the Trainer Program

The Brain and the Disease of Addiction Trainer Program will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies). To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more prerequisite courses and program training via the web. Materials provided via the Trainer Resource Center allows program delivery via on-site or webinar settings.   

The course materials provide a foundational understanding of how the brain is affected from substances such as drugs and alcohol and how the disease of addiction develops.

The Brain and the Disease of Addiction Program and Trainer course is for individuals, parents, students, healthcare professionals, and groups and organizations who are will benefit from an understanding and knowledge of the science of the disease of addiction.

Download Overview PDF

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Trainer Program Fees

Training and Annual License Fees

  • Training Fee: $225/person
    Includes the Removing the Shame and Stigma of SUD prerequisite online course, the Brain and the Disease of Addiction online course and live web training, trainer's kit, updates, and access to the online resource center.

  • Annual License Fee: Individual $200 or Group $400
    There are two options for the Annual Program License fee, $200 for one trainer or $400 for a group license $400. The group rate provides access for two or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

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We ask that our partners contact us prior to purchase. This will give us the opportunity to answer all your questions, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss multi-program discounts, and provide you with a quote.

When you're ready, contact us: Fill out the form, email us or call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information.

Learning Objectives

  • Acquire a foundational understanding of how the brain is affected from substances such as drugs and alcohol.

  • Abilty to describe how the disease of addiction develops.

  • Explain brain neuroplasticity and how through treatment and recovery the brain can change/reset.

Trainer Program Resources

Program materials available through the resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script. Multiple versions for different training lengths and customizable.

  • Training Enhancements

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), breakout activities, poll questions, certificate of attendance, customizable flyers, social media graphics and more.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainers receive CE Credit for courses completed during the training process.

    COMING SOON: Special attendee discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer Training Process

What to Expect

  • Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.

  • Prerequisite: You will complete the Removing the Shame and Stigma of SUD prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.

  • Program Course: Then you will take the Brain and the Disease of Addiction online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.

  • Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-3, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.

  • Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.

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