• Wednesday, May 8, 2019


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Social Trends and Addiction Treatment

San Diego, CA

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Join your colleagues from the Betty Ford Center of San Diego and the San Diego SOAP for this timely CE session.

Too much time on smartphones, iPads and video games? How does this artificial overstimulation affect the still-developing brain? How can professionals and parents be proactive? And how can we all address the stigma of addiction and create a message of hope and recovery?

May 8
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.Riverboat

Bahia Resort Hotel 
William D. Evans (1860s-era riverboat)
998 W Mission Bay Dr.
San Diego, CA 92019




10:30 a.m.-noon The Stigma of Addiction with Christopher Yadron
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1-3 p.m. Warp Speed: Working with Teens in a Digital Age with Jessica Wong


3.5 CEs available

Cost is FREE. Sign up soon; space is limited.

Chris Yadron

Christopher Yadron, PhD, LCPC, CADC
Vice President of the West Region Administrator of the Betty Ford Center 

Christopher Yadron has provided effective clinical service leadership in a wide variety of substance use, mental health and nonprofit settings over the past 23 years. He currently serves as the vice president of the western region for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Dr. Yadron holds a PhD in counselor education and supervision, and is a licensed clinical professional counselor and a certified alcohol and drug counselor. He often presents on a variety of topics, including addiction and the family, counselor training and development, organizational leadership, stigma, spirituality in treatment, and current drug trends.

Jessica Wong

Jessica Wong, CPP 
Regional Business Development Director at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Jessica Wong has worked in various marketing and outreach capacities throughout her career with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. She's a well-known national speaker on the digital world of teenagers, discussing how the young brain processes impulse control—putting youth at a greater risk for drug or alcohol use—and sharing how technology can be used in a safe and balanced way.


Betty Ford Center Society of Addiction Professionals

Questions or ADA request? Please contact Jennifer Duncan-Sanford by email or call 1-619-994-5463.

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is approved to provide continuing education credits. The Graduate School is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Graduate School is an NBCC approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP # 6547, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. The Graduate School, provider #1487, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program.  Approval period 11/22/2017 to 11/22/2020. The Graduate School maintains responsibility for the program.  Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3.5 continuing education clock hours.  The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0529.  This course has been approved by the Graduate School, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 3.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #77968, The Graduate School is responsible for all aspects of its programming.  The Graduate School is approved to provide continuing education by MN Board of Marriage and Family Therapy CE:2018-264, Florida Certification Board # 5058-A, CAADE Provider # CP10 718 C 0319, CCAPP Provider Number 1N-88-160-1119 and CA BRN CEP 16722.  Participants are required to keep their certificate for a minimum of six years. For information about this continuing education program, please contact the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, P.O. Box 11 CO9, Center City, Minnesota 55012, 1-651-213-4538.

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