Listen in! Telephone Seminar Series: Drug and Alcohol Awareness
CIGNA and The Partnership at Drugfree.org are hosting a monthly series of telephone seminars that will help you better understand today’s changing landscape of substance abuse. The seminars are free and there is no registration required. They’re open to any parent, caregiver or loved one interested in learning more about teen drug addiction. Each seminar will include the participation of a leading expert within the field and a parent from The Partnership at Drugfree.org’s Parent Advisory Board, who will share his or her personal experience with the topic being presented.
A majority of teens who have problems with drugs or alcohol also have underlying mental health issues. This month’s podcast will discuss how a proper diagnosis and treatment of both is critical to recovery.
Sarah Lewis-Fernandez, LMSW, CASAC, CAC, CT, is the Assistant Program Director of Dynamic Youth Community Inc., an adolescent outpatient program in Brooklyn, New York. She is a credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, a 2004 graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York with a Bachelor in Sociology degree and received her Master of Social Work in 2007 from Barry University in Miami FL.
Sarah is a lifelong student and teacher in the field of substance abuse and mental health. In 1995 she began her professional work specializing in treatment of adolescents and their family members, trauma survivors, the homeless and individuals with HIV/AIDS.
Sharon L. (Smith) LeGore, mother, Parent Advisory Board Member of The Partnership at Drugfree.org and founder of Pennsylvania-based MOMSTELL, a group of moms who work to promote awareness and eliminate the stigma of substance abuse through improving treatment, education, legislation, policy and prevention. Sharon lost her teen daughter to a heroin overdose in February 1998.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Noon- 1:00 pm EDT
For U.S./Canada residents, dial the toll-free number 1 (866) 431-5314 and international residents dial the toll-free number 1 (719) 457-2626. When prompted, enter the passcode 602873.
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