Addictive Thinking Informational Session


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Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council

Chautauqua Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC) is offering an educational session for community members and professionals on the unusual and self-defeating logic of addictive thinking. The session is entitled “Addictive Thinking.”

Suzanne Joyce, CASAC, will present this session on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. This 3 hour course is scheduled to be offered at CASAC 105 West Third Street, Suites 3 & 4 Sprinchorn Building, Jamestown, NY 14701.

There are many addictions – shopping, Internet, work, sex, drugs, etc…
This training will present evidence of unusual and self-defeating logic of addictive thinking and how to use this evidence to help people understand and recover from various addictions. The trainees will learn what addictive thinking is, examine its origins, and explore the importance of such thinking as conflict, guilt, shame, anger, managing feelings, defense mechanisms, spirituality and co-dependence.

Community members interested in the topic are welcome and encouraged to attend. This course is also suitable for those seeking professional credentialing as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP) or Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS). The 3 CPP/CPS (Sec. 1) hours are approved for initial credit hours and for CASAC/CPP/CPS renewal by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.

CASAC training offerings are suitable for community members that are aspiring to learn more about addictions, and other related topics to improve their lives and the lives of others. This course work is also recognized and approved by the Pennsylvania Certification Board through reciprocity.

The fee is $40 and pre-registration is required. To register for the above course contact CASAC or Kathleen Colby, Director of Training Services, 664-3608, visit our Web Site:
CASAC offers a number of community and professional educational 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 & Substance Abuse Council (CASAC), a United Way partner agency, has been providing prevention education and community awareness on alcohol, other drugs and compulsive gambling. CASAC is the only New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) approved and supported alcohol and other drug prevention agency in Chautauqua County. For further information about CASAC services, call the Jamestown office at 664-3608, or the Dunkirk office at 366-4623 or visit our Web Site: