Registration deadline today for substance-abuse workshop

Planning & Action Alliance (KPAA) are offering a one-day workshop for substance-abuse counselors, mental-health professionals, social workers and those who would like to become certified substance-abuse counselors, they said in a press release.

The registration deadline for the Tuesday seminar is today.

“The Brain — Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction,” the seminar, will be led by Jude Chamberlin, CSAC, SAP, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County of Kaua‘i Lihu‘e Civic Center Pi‘ikoi Building conference rooms.

The workshop will satisfy the requirements for 6.5 hours of continuing-education credits for substance-abuse counselors and other mental-health professionals.

The cost is $20 per person, and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and training materials.

“This training is designed to help build skills among the island’s substance-abuse counselors and others combating the epidemic of ice (crystal methamphetamine) and other illegal drugs,” according to Diane Zachary, KPAA president and chief executive officer.

Registration information is posted on KPAA’s Web site at

For questions, please contact Chamberlin, training coordinator, at 635-0061, or KPAA’s office in Lihu‘e at 632-2005.


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