April 17, 2020 (9:00am-12:15pm)

Substance Abuse:

Understanding the Levels of Addiction

Katherine Turfan, M.A., LPC 

Location: Waybridge Training Center

10945 Reed Hartman Hwy, Suite 302

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242





Substance use, substance abuse, and substance addiction are terms that are often used interchangeably but in the clinical context are very different ideas. Within this training the clinician will learn the difference between use, abuse, and addiction. Participants will learn to tell the difference and when to refer for further substance use assessment. Using the ASAMs Levels of Care as a standard to understand when it is appropriate to refer clients to higher or different levels of care can be a subtle and difficult feat. Using our clinical training in a different way, seeing substance use as a mental health issue rather than a separate category makes its approach seamless in its treatment with other disorders and issues. Substance use is often a co-occurring disorder and this training will help you to understand how to approach substances not with fear but with understanding and confidence.


-Participants will gain a deeper understanding of use, abuse and addiction.
-Participants will experience the ASAMs levels of care to help clinicians conduct a multidimensional assessment that explores individual risks and needs, as well as strengths, skills and resources.

-Participants will learn the reasons treatment for drug or alcohol addiction are no longer considered to be separate from treatment for mental health disorders and the recommendations for treatment delivery.



Continuing Education:

3 CEUs will be offered for Ohio counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapist



Cost: $75.00 + Square Credit Card Processing Fee

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Anderson Office

4030 Mt. Carmel-Tobasco Rd

Suite 102

Cincinnati, OH 45255



Blue Ash Office

10945 Reed Hartman Highway

Suite 302

Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Mariemont Office

5725 Dragon Way

Suite 301B

Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

FAX: 513-752-2410


  • Anxiety

  • Mediation/Anger management 

  • Depression

  • Suicide ideation

  • Self-harm and cutting

  • Substance Abuse

  • Addictions counseling

  • Oppositional and disruptive behavior in children

  • Grief and loss

  • Children impacted by divorce

  • Pre-marital & marriage counseling

  •  infidelity treatment

  • Treatment and support for LGBTQ populations

  • Gender Identity counseling, including transgender and gender nonconforming populations

  • Sexual trauma/Sexual Assault

  • Eating Disorders

  • Domestic violence/Partner violence

  • Wellness counseling

Waybridge Counseling