Self Transcendence in Addiction Recovery

Presented By DANIEL ANGRES, M.D.

Provided by RiverMend Health Institute

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Release date: May 24, 2018

Valid through: May 24, 2021

Topic: Addiction Recovery, Self Transcendence

Media: internet

Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes

Target Audience

This CE activity is intended for physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and allied mental health advocates.

Program Overview

A regular meditation practice enhances one’s capacity to live mindfully and transcend the “self” that is typically distracted and caught in past or future thought patterns. Through various meditative practices, the sober addict can achieve and maintain these higher states of consciousness and the improved relationships with self, others, and a higher power that emanate from them. These simple yet profound practices can reduce stress and craving, improve mood, and even create a capacity for experiencing higher and ultimately profoundly rewarding states of consciousness. Understanding the concepts of “self” and “consciousness” can help create a framework to assist in pursuing these practices. For addiction clinicians, incorporating mindfulness in their practice can be highly beneficial for both therapist and patient.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate the benefits associated with self-transcendent states.
  2. Discuss the types of practices available to promote self-transcendence.
  3. Define self and consciousness

Continuing Education

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

RiverMend Health Institute is a NAADAC Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NAADAC- National Certification Commission approved hours for events that meet NAADAC requirements. Provider #146437.

NAADAC Continuing Education Units awarded: 1.0

NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors

RiverMend Health is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Provider #6781.

NBCC CE credit Awarded: 1.0




Dr. Daniel Angres is a national expert in psychiatry, addiction, and physicians' health programs. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of the Positive Sobriety Institute as well as Chief Medical Officer of RiverMend Health Addiction Services. Dr. Angres has been a top, nationally recognized, expert in addiction and dual disorders evaluation and treatment medicine with a specialty in working with addicted professionals for 30 years. Dr. Angres has lectured at major academic medical centers across the USA. Dr. Angres' work has helped change the field, addiction treatment methods and outcomes. Dr. Angres has been published in peer reviewed journals, referenced by other leaders, and has authored two ground-breaking books on the subject of chemical dependency, "Healing the Healer" and "Positive Sobriety." Dr. Angres has been active in teaching and research in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

  • No financial relationships relevant to this field of study.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving credit for this activity. During the accredited period, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; study the educational activity; and complete the post-test and the evaluation form. If you pass the post-test and complete the evaluation, your certificate will be available immediately for download in PDF format.

Hardware and Software Requirements

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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.