Navigating the Path of Substance Use Recovery in Nursing Facility Residents: Exploring the Stages of Change

March 28, 2024

1 - 2 p.m. ET


Participants will gain an understanding of the Stages of Change model in the context of substance use disorders (SUD). Learn effective communication and motivational strategies to support the resident’s journey to recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and explain the Stages of Change Model.
  2. Identify and assess the stages of change in residents with SUD.
  3. Discuss how to apply appropriate interventions tailored to each stage of change.
  4. Understand the challenges and dynamics associated with each stage.
  5. Explain relapse prevention strategies for residents in the maintenance stage.
  6. Describe how to foster effective communication and motivation throughout the change process.

Speaker: Rosalyn D. Davis, MSCJ, MATS, CADC-II, ICADC

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.