CDAC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. is a continuing education provider for the following:

  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (BAP #50-11268, expires 03/2021)
  • Florida Certification Board (FCB #5088A, expires 12/2019)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (#50-11268, expires 10/2020)
  • Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (expires 9/2020)
  • Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners (#0474, expires 02/2020)

All trainings meet the requirements for Alabama Licensed Professional Counselors, CHES Category II, and may be applied toward FL certification hours.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in a CDAC is asked to advise this agency at least 2 days before the training by contacting Linda York Wilson using the information below. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact CDAC using the Florida Relay Service at 800-955-8771 (TDD) or

To be added to our email list and for current information on CEU courses, contact Linda York Wilson:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 850-860-1554
  • Fax: 850-433-9802

CDAC is sponsored in part by Big Bend Community Based Care and the Florida Department of Children and Families and is a United Way Partner Agency.

Course Description: 

The treatment of substance use disorders has entered into a new phase in which medications can play a vital role in helping someone recover.  This course will discuss how new advancements in pharmacotherapy can help support and augment traditional evidence-based treatment practices for opioid dependence.  The presenter will discuss the current myths, opinions and biases, as well as the environment of addiction treatment.  In addition, attendees will gain a basic understanding of how opioid dependence develops in the brain and an understanding of the FDA-approved pharmacotherapies.  The approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, provides a “whole-patient” approach.

The goal of this training is to bring together addiction and other helping professionals from many backgrounds to increase their knowledge on medication-assisted treatment and recovery in a way that challenges ideas and perceptions and to present unbiased information that can be used to assess the best possible treatment options for clients.


CDAC - 3804 N 9th Ave. Pensacola, FL

October 18th 2019
Sign-In Time 8:30 AM Training Time 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM Location Instructor Dustin Perry, LCSW Cost
In Advance $36.00
At The Door $41.00
Student Cost
In Advance $27.00
At The Door $32.00