FREDONIA - "Preventing Relapse: An Action Plan" workshop will be offered through the Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council.
Prevention Specialist Tony Bellanca will present this training on Friday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon. This three-hour course is scheduled to be offered at the First Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave., Fredonia.
Based on the suggestions of Terrence Gorski, this presentation will focus on the six stages of recovery from chemical dependency. Participants will recognize that while working through he challenges creating frustration and leading to relapse, sobriety is more than just healing the damage. Promoting physical, psychological, social and spiritual health prove absolutely essential to long term sobriety. Participants will participate in discussion of case studies and learn how to apply information from the presentation to their personal use.
Counselors would be most interested in this training. Also this course is suitable for those seeking professional credentialing as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, Credentialed Prevention Professional or Credentialed Prevention Specialist. The three hours CASAC (Sec.2) CPP (Sec.1) are approved by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.
The fee is $40 and pre-registration is required. Community members interested in the topic are welcome and encouraged to attend. To register for the above course or to learn more about other training offerings the council may have available, contact Director of Training Services Kathleen Colby at 664-3608, firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.casacweb.org.
The council offers a number of professional training opportunities throughout the year. Individualized on-site training, depending upon staff needs, is available. All trainings can be designed either as an in-service training, conference or workshop.
Since 1974, Chautauqua Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council, a not-for-profit United Way partner agency, has been dedicated to providing prevention education and community awareness pertaining to alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. CASAC is one of 40 community-based councils across the state and one of over 200 nationwide. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608 or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623.