Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (June 7, 2022)

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (June 7, 2022) Recording



Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US. 


While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full




These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series: 

  1. Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations. 
  1. Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings. 
  1. Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment. 




Trainer, Tim Devitt

Tim Devitt, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, has a 30+ year commitment to providing and leading recovery-oriented mental health and substance use services, including integrated mental health and substance use treatment, permanent supported housing, assertive community treatment, and substance use outpatient and intensive outpatient programing. Tim has presented nationally and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter on the integration of evidence-based practices to best meet the comprehensive needs of people with substance use and mental health conditions. Tim is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), a lecturer at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, The University of Chicago, and a board member of Serenity Academy Chicago, a 501(c)(3) with the mission to launch Alternative Peer Groups (APGs) and a recovery high school in Chicago. 

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