Volume 32 | October 2022
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Welcome to the CADTP Counselor newsletter! This month we offer the following information exclusively for California SUD Counselors.

  • Learn why attending a community college for SUD studies can be beneficial.
  • October is National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month.
  • CADTP Fall Conference - it's not too late to register for the November 2-3 event!
  • Featured CEU and Education providers
  • The latest Behavioral Health Information Notices (BHIN)
  • A reminder of just how awesome SUD Counselors are!

Thank you for all you do to help those in need of guidance and support!

Feature Articles
Why Attend A Community College? by James Fent, LMFT, PT, SUDCC IV
First and foremost, community colleges provide quality education with a focus on teaching excellence and subject matter expertise. In addition to quality education, community colleges provide flexible scheduling from day and night classes to online courses. With a focus on student needs, community colleges strive to make the education experience as enjoyable as possible while preparing students for success.

Community colleges are convenient, accessible, and affordable. Martha Parham, senior vice president of public relations at the American Association of Community Colleges states “Cost is certainly one of the primary reasons why someone should consider a community college.” The college data board states that community colleges cost on average about one-third the cost of in-state tuition at four-year public universities. Additionally, community colleges have resources available providing generous financial aid and scholarships that can eliminate financial barriers students may have.

October 2022 is National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month
Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

Date: October 03, 2022


In October, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is observing Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. The need for prevention has never been greater. Studies show that the earlier in life a young person starts using alcohol or other drugs, the greater their lifetime risk of misuse or addiction.1,2

  • In 2021, more than 100,000 people in the U.S. died from a drug overdose.3
  • According to SAMHSA’s 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 8.2 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 drank alcohol in the past month, and 13.8 percent of adolescents aged 12 to 17 used illicit drugs in the past year.4

For prevention to be effective, we focus on what works. A Guide to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (PDF | 3.3 MB) offers five steps and two guiding principles to put comprehensive solutions in place. We know, for example, that prevention works best when it:
  • Addresses risk factors and protective factors.
  • Operates at the individual, relationship, community, and society levels.
  • Addresses social determinants of health.
  • Is tailored to the unique needs of individuals and communities.
  • Is culturally competent.
  • Is sustainable.

CADTP Fall Conference
It's not too late to register for the
CADTP Fall Conference.

The theme is INNOVATE • INTEGRATE • MOTIVATE!
November 2 & 3 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.
Conference Presenters
Keynote – Mark Lundholm; Comedian, Author, Mentor, Sponsor, Father
Getting Out of Your Own Way: How our values effect our relationships
Sean Bezdek, LMFT, MBA
Tapping Into Your Recovery
Dr. Adriana Popescu, Ph.D
Group Facilitation Over Zoom
Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW
Feeding the Recovering Brain: Practical Nutrition to Reduce Relapse Risk
Christina Veselak
Maintaining Boundaries: The Challenges of “Being There” for Clients
June Tangney, Ph.D.
Victims of Illicit Drugs (VOID)
Fentanyl Overdose
Developing Innovative Strategies and Techniques Towards Effective Clinical Supervision
Dr. Jessica Rodriguez
Virtual Training
Discount for CADTP Members! Take the ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Online Workshop (8 Credits)

Innovative, case-based online workshop for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine. Register today by using promo code CADTP22 to get a discounted rated of $99 per person. Expires 12/31/2022.

Addressing our Drug Overdose Deaths: Combined Strategies to Optimize Health, Wellness and Recovery through a Culturally Responsive System of Care.
November 16, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Drug overdose deaths have been rising precipitously over the past few years, with particularly devastating results among African Americans, Latinx people, and American Indians and Alaska Natives. One of the populations most affected by this crisis is people experiencing homelessness. This webinar will offer important information about how communities can reduce overdose deaths among those experiencing homelessness by utilizing combined interventions of harm reduction, supportive housing, SUD treatment and recovery support that are integrated and culturally responsive. Recommendations for system- and provider-level stakeholders to build an integrated, best practice continuum of care will be offered. Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete a post-event evaluation, but no CEUs are included in this event.

CEU Providers
Training for Healthcare Professionals

Our Workshop Series and Train the Facilitator Courses aren’t training-as-usual. They are interactive, practice-based, relationship-focused and deeply engaging. Elevate your internal talent and embed empathic communication facilitators in your organization! Visit the EM Consulting Website
Continuing Education (CE) Courses include online examinations with immediate scoring and a printable certificate of CE credits required to meet your state and discipline requirements for Continuing Education CE. CE-Courses offer a wide array of CE courses including some specially developed courses to meet specific state re-licensing requirements. Visit the CE-Classes.com Website
Education Providers
HealthStaff Training Institute
HealthStaff Training Institute (HSTi) is a professional, private vocational institution that trains individuals into becoming efficient, capable allied health care or business professionals. HealthStaff Training Institute is dedicated to provide quality, entry-level vocational training in a relatively short period of time at an affordable cost.

Become Certified through the
Addictions Training Institute
ATI provides students with an affordable and flexible way to complete the required training to become a certified drug counselor in order to accomplish our mission to make the world a better place by training the people who help others.In-person classroom training.

Resources for the SUD Counselor
BHIN 22-055 Peer Services Funding Sources. Provides guidance for county Mental Health Plans, Drug Medi-Cal Organized Delivery System, and Drug Medi-Cal State Plan counties regarding funding sources for peer services.
BHIN 22-056 The Recovery Incentives Program: California’s Contingency Management Benefit. Furnishes policy guidance for the Recovery Incentives Program, which provides incentives as a Medi-Cal benefit to beneficiaries with stimulant use disorder.
DUI MAT Integration/Outreach Project
The DUI MAT project is hosting an Informing Webinar on October 25 to share the grant opportunity and details.

Work with the CADTP project team to provide identification of OUD/PolySUD, education, and treatment referrals in your DUI Program!

All licensed DUI Programs are encouraged to apply!


Check out all of the resources on the CADTP Counselors' Website
Did You Know?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Substance Use Disorders (CBT-SUD)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a treatment option for people with mental illness. It is an evidence-based treatment that focuses on the relationship between thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors.
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