Substance Use Education for WNC Educators

Available through Jan 3, 2025 Open Mental Health

Substance Use Education for WNC Educators


Online course available now!

This FREE program is available to school personnel in the following WNC Counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties.

Substance Use Prevention Educator and veteran School Counselor, Kriya Lendzion, LCMHC, LCAS, CPS, will discuss the most commonly misused substances by adolescents including caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, and prescription and over-the-counter medications. This course will provide key information to prepare school educators and personnel in Western North Carolina how to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance misuse in youth and how to prevent and intervene in such cases. Lendzion will explore the role that educators and school personnel play in early prevention and intervention by providing situation specific tools and resources.

Approximate time to complete the course: One Hour
Learner content includes: PowerPoint, Optional Reading Resources and Posttest

Participants will have 45 days from the date of their registration to complete this course. After that date, course materials will no longer be accessible.

MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format.

With Support from
Vaya Health

Target Audience

This program is intended for all school personnel, counselors, social workers, psychologists, and others interested in this subject matter.


  • Examine the current state of substance misuse for adolescents
  • Describe the most commonly misused substances and dangerous use trends
  • Discuss accurate facts of use risks and dispel popular myths
  • Identify early risk factors and feel equipped to help strengthen students' protective factors
  • Recognize warning signs and access intervention strategies
  • Access youth substance misuse resources¬†


  • Kriya Lendzion, MA, LCMHC, LPC, CPS


Substance Use Education for WNC Educators

1/3 11:55 PM–11:55 PM


.100 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.1 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this online continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.00 Contact Hours.

1.000 NBCC Hours

Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 1.00 hour

1.000 NASW-NC

NC AHEC is a 2024 NASW-NC approved provider of distance continuing education. This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour.

1.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 1.00 hour Category A.


FREE Free, but must register to attend
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