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of addiction, intervention,

treatment, and recovery.

I am a former CRNA and a

recovering addict.

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training doesn't protect us from

disease...not even this one.

There is help, and there is

hope. Come on in and find the

help you are desperately

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The Most Important Question about Addiction...Is it REALLY a Disease?  


Join us for a Webinar on September 13


It's very simple. If addiction IS a chronic disease, why aren't we receiving up to date education in our training programs, and why aren't we treating it the way we treat other chronic diseases? This webinar will focus on the science of addiction and the evidence based treatment protocols being developed and utilized as a result of the amazing discoveries from the advances in neuro-imaging.


After participating in this webinar, the attendee will:


The presenter is Jack Stem whose professional and personal life came crashing down when his addiction surfaced after years of treating a chronic pain condition, is a former health care professional. With a career which began as an orderly in a busy emergency room 38 years ago, he went on to become a Registered Nurse in that same ER, and later became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Today, clean and sober over 15 years, he acts as a peer advisor for Ohio's nurse anesthetists and consults with attorneys practicing in nursing license defense.


Mr. Stem is the Founder and CEO of Peer Advocacy for Impaired Nurses, LLC, which provides assistance to nurses with substance use disorders. The one-on-one personal recovery assistance which he delivers to professionals who want to take their recovery to the next level is held in high regard by his clients and colleagues. His spare time is devoted to writing and presenting on the disease of addiction and graphically illustrating to audiences of all types the help and hope that is available for afflicted health care professionals.


Title:     The Most Important Question about Addiction...Is it REALLY a Disease?


Date:   Monday, September 13, 2010


Time:   4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


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