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Lifestyle Changes and Substance Abuse is presented by Dr. Davina Moss-King on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.

This training describes the styles of living while a person is in active addiction and how this can compromise the recovery journey.

Lifestyle Changes and Substance Abuse

  • When: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9 AM - 12 PM
  • Location: TBD
  • Cost: Free 
  • CEU: Approved for 3 clock hours

The OASAS Education and Training Provider Certification application submitted for review/approval of additional course work/training has been approved to satisfy credentialing requirements as set forth in Part 853 - Credentialing of Addictions Professionals Regulations.  This course work/training has been approved to satisfy CASAC/CPP/CPS credentialing requirements.

About the Presenter

Dr. Davina Moss-King a native of Buffalo, NY is the founder and President of Positive Direction and Associates, Inc. a consulting company that also provides educational seminars for medical professionals in the community. Dr. Moss-King is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a National Certified Counselor and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor and has been a substance abuse counselor for 25+ years. Dr. Moss-King received her Master’s Degree from New York University in 1998 in Deafness Rehabilitation and Doctorate degree in Counselor Education with honors in 2005 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her world acclaimed dissertation “Unresolved Grief and Loss Issues Related to Substance Abuse” was published as a book titled “Unresolved Grief and Loss Issues Related to Heroin Recovery,” in 2009. Her most recent book published January, 2017 is “The Positive Direction Model: Opioid Use and Pregnancy” a self-help book which discusses the model her company uses to guide physicians and pregnant women with opioid use disorder to have a successful pregnancy as well as delivery.

Dr. Moss-King’s research interests are opioid use, the medical – patient relationship to reduce stigma and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. She has written an international accredited on-line course “Opioid Dependence during Pregnancy” (2015, rev. 2017), along with an article entitled Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – the Negative Effects on Our Future” (2015). She has also been a contributing author in three academic text books.

Dr. Moss-King has been an adjunct professor at Canisius College’s Counselor Education and Human Services Department, Buffalo, NY. since 2010, an adjunct professor in the New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (Counseling & Mental Health Program since 2018) and is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of Neonatal Therapists.

Dr. Davina Moss-King
Dr. Davina Moss-King will be presenting on the recovery trials of substance abuse with a lecture, exercises, and role playing. 


For more information, please contact Molly Flynn at 716-829-8313 or email

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If you require special accommodations or information on accessible entrances and pathways, please call 716-829-8338.

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