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Course: NEW! Chem-Free Sobriety: 101 Trailblazers Share Wisdom and Insight About Their Natural Recovery from Substance Use Disorders
by Suzanne Thistle, MA, MLADC

CE Credit Hours: 15
Fee: $64

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Find solutions to your substance use disorder in the pages of this book. Break free from feeling held hostage by a chemical and let the testimonies and advice of 101 trailblazers guide, inspire, and provide wisdom. Read about how their lives felt helpless, yet they experienced transformation and regained the confidence of others. You don’t have to use addictive medications to recover, and you can start now.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Describe three ways children obtain alcohol or other drugs for the first time.
  • Identify three feelings or experiences that perpetuate substance misuse.
  • Recite three moments of clarity that lead people to get sober.
  • List three sobriety tools to use with clients.
  • Demonstrate three reasons medication is not necessary to get and stay sober.
  • Identify three ways the 12 Step Programs helps save lives.
  • Compile a list of three advocacy points for ameliorating substance use disorder services.

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • This course is suitable for CE for beginning, intermediate and advanced level clinicians.
  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The printed book or ebook is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version of the test. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
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Bio: Suzanne Thistle, MA, MLADC

Suzanne Thistle, MA, MLADC, began her non-chemical journey in sobriety in 1987, which then led her to become a licensed alcohol and drug counselor. Her professional addiction experience spans over 20 years, and she currently teaches about drug use and misuse at a local university. Her roles have included executive and clinical director of two agencies, manager, and therapist. While serving in these positions, she received the 'Legislative Advocacy Award' for addiction professionals and the 'Treatment Agency Provider of the Year' award, both from her peers. During time off, Suzanne enjoys being with family, traveling, bike riding, hiking, and relaxing at Newfound Lake.