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Course: God is in The Addict: Alcohol and Drug Recovery Essentials for the First 90 Days
by Suzanne Thistle, MA, MLADC

CE Credit Hours: 4
Fee: $19

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Suzanne L. Thistle, MA, MLADC, wrote this book for those working in the field of substance abuse treatment and recovery. While working her own recovery program, she earned a degree in Counseling Psychology with a substance abuse concentration. Her focus for the past 20 years has been serving people struggling with addiction and helping them live a drug-free life.

Those just starting a recovery program will find this book helpful too. The first 90 days of recovery are notoriously difficult. The anxiety and depression can be excruciating. This a guide that addresses the first few months with a God-centered approach, substance misuse information and essential resources. It will increase the probability of achieving long-term sobriety.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe three essential behaviors someone new in recovery should put in their schedule to increase the probability of remaining sober.
  • Explain three skills needed to balance emotions during early sobriety.
  • Analyze someone‚Äôs nutrition and help them create three healthy choices with them.
  • Discuss patterns of sacred space creation and help clients utilize three ways to add serenity to their sanctity area.
  • List the signs indicating professional help should be included in one's recovery.

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.