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Hope and Help for Families Affected by Substance Use or Addiction

Categorized as: Conferences & Workshops
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Description:

This free workshop is designed to provide family members with the opportunity to interact with professionals in the field of addiction. Some topics to be covered include: treatment, recovery, relapse awareness, managing emotions, conflict resolution, and self-care for family members. An “Ask the Doctor” segment will provide a unique opportunity for participants to meet in small groups with a physician to address their questions about substance use or addiction.

This special Bridge to Hope event is intended to help family members develop the knowledge and skills needed to become more effective in their efforts to help a loved one struggling with substance use and to restore the health of the family unit and its individual members. It will be held at the Passavant Hospital Foundation Conference Center, 700 Cumberland Woods Dr., Allison Park, PA, 15101.

Presenters

Antoine Douaihy, MD, Dan Cohen, MD, Erin Smith, MD and Dennis C. Daley, PhD

All are with the Addiction Medicine Services, Department of Psychiatry, and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Moreover, Dr. Daley is with the UPMC Health Plan, as well.

This free workshop, which is open to all community members, is sponsored by the Bridge to Hope family support group. It is presented with support from UPMC Health Plan and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) Addiction Medicine Services in collaboration with Passavant Hospital Foundation. Pre-registration (name, email and number attending) is suggested by phoning (412) 748-5120 or on the web at bridge2hope.org.

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