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Recovery is a Process: Addiction Stigma, Language, & Advocacy - NASW-NC Webinar
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This workshop will provide education on the pathology and chronic nature of substance use disorder. We explore the limitations of the acute care model of addiction treatment and provide an overview of recovery oriented systems of care. We discuss the role public perception and pejorative language play in discriminatory public health policy, and we discuss strategies to improve the culture in our workplaces to promote help seeking and the provision of excellent care.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/1/2018 to 6/1/2019
When: Friday, February 23, 2018
Where: Online webinar
United States

Online registration is available until: 6/30/2019
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Donald McDonald is the Executive Director of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC), an affiliate of NAADAC. APNC empowers its prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals to thrive in NC’s evolving continuum of care.


Donald was previously the Director of Advocacy and Education with Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC). His work took him across the state, educating communities about substance use disorder, recovery oriented systems of care, and how changing language and reducing stigma can promote health and wellness.


Donald is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and holds a Master of Social Work from UNC Chapel Hill. A Navy veteran, former teacher, and “jazz” trumpet player, Donald McDonald is a man thriving in long-term recovery from mental health and substance use disorders since October 12, 2004.

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