Unveiling the Unspoken: Navigating the Shadows of Alcohol Use Disorder

Unveiling the unspoken is a training that will prioritize the ubiquitous nature of alcoholism in our society and its impacts across the domains of individuals, families, communities, and treatment concerns. Though alcohol remains a primary substance of abuse, and has measurable harms in the lives of many, it has far less relevance in today’s health and treatment focus. This lack of attention results in limiting treatment dollars that are determined necessary to assist those who suffer from alcoholism’s effects. Exploring the reasons for this change in focus is central to the goals of this training. Identifying elements that contribute to the development and risk factors of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and patterns that contribute to the complexity of its treatment will also be discussed. We will examine and discuss the evidence-based intervention techniques that assist in recovery for the individual and family seeking support and intervention and how re-prioritizing alcoholism should be central to the mission of treatment.


  • Focus on AUD risk factors and domains of impact
  • Explore best practice treatment and recovery practice
  • Examine and discuss factors that diminish prioritizing treatment and recovery practices for AUD.
Best Practices
Substance Used Disorder (SUD)


Samantha Osterlof, MS, CRS, CFRS

Samantha holds a Bachelor's Degree from Elizabethtown College and a Graduate Degree from Saint Joseph’s University with a major in Criminal Justice and an emphasis in Behavior Management. Samantha has held a plethora of different positions within the behavioral healthcare space including, Behavioral Health Technician, Co-facilitator of Family Programming, Counselor Assistant, Aftercare Coordination and various Business Development positions. Samantha credits her knowledge not just on her educational accolades, but on being provided opportunities to grow her skillset through all levels of the behavioral healthcare field. Samantha is also a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) and a Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Samantha has a passion for teaching and training and has held various adjunct teaching positions. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and her beloved cats!