About the Trainer Program

This trainer course 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.  

This course provides a guide to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery.

The course will review the signs and symptoms of SUD and how the process of screening and assessments helps to determine next steps and the level of care required. The course will define effective, clinically-proven treatment principles and the importance of providing an individualized, multi-faceted approach to treatment and continuum of care.

Participants will learn how the process of change contributes to interrupting the addiction cycle and achieving recovery. The course will review the four dimensions and ten guiding principles of recovery and provide an understanding of relapse (or setback), the stages of relapse, and relapse prevention. Finally, the course will provide a guide to locating trusted resources and support.

This program is designed to be delivered to layperson or professionals within your community(ies). This includes, but not limited to:
Businesses, coalition and community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government, health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, etc.

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify and Label: DSM-5 signs and symptoms of substance use disorder. ASAMs six dimensions of multidimensional assessment and explain their relation to ASAM’s level of care.

  • Describe: How the process of change contributes to interrupting the addiction cycle and achieving recovery. ASAMs four levels of care and explain the difference between levels 1-4. What a relapse (or setback) is, what it means for treatment plans, and what the stages of relapse entail.

  • Explain: The importance of an individualized, multi-faceted approach to assessment, treatment, and recovery. The four dimensions of recovery and their alignment to the ten guiding principles of recovery.

  • Locate: Evidence-based treatment services and identify available resources and support.

Program and Training Pricing

  • Training: $240/person. Includes prerequisite Brain and the Disease of Addiction online course, a Guide to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery online course and live web training, and trainer's kit.

  • Program Access: $400/year. Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

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We recommend that you contact us directly prior to purchasing. This will allow us to provide you with more information, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss annual licensing fees and the discounts available for multi-program purchases.

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

Bonus Materials

Program materials available through the trainer resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script.

  • For Your Attendees

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (i.e. quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), and certificate of attendance.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainer's 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 Brain and the Disease of Addiction prerequisite course as the first part of your training process.

  • Program Course: Then you will take the Guide to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery 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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