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Webinar and Q&A: Mental Health & Substance Misuse/Addiction

January 21, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Free

Webinar and Q&A: Mental Health & Substance Misuse/Addiction

MAYBE IT’S NOT JUST “EXPERIMENTATION”: 
 
AN IMPORTANT WEBINAR and Q&A ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE MISUSE/ADDICTION

Substance misuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand and worsen the course of both. Please join us for this important conversation to learn more about:
The relationship between substance misuse, addiction and and mental health disorders
The signs and symptoms of co-occuring disorders
How to overcome the barriers for effective treatment
Innovative opportunities in Westchester County in both prevention and treatment

Presented by: Bedford Playhouse, The Bedford/Lewisboro/Pound Ridge Drug Abuse Prevention Council (DAPC), Mount Kisco Partnership in Prevention, and The Harris Project.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You may register at 

BEFORD PLAYHOUSE 

Maybe It’s Not Just Experimentation: Mental Health and Substance Addiction


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DID YOU KNOW: Substance misuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand and can often worsen the course for both.  An astounding 10.2 million in this country alone have Co-Occurring Disorders. 

FACT:  According to a 2007 study on the treatment of co-occurring disorders in adolescents, the time between the onset of a mental health disorder and subsequent substance use disorder is a “key window of opportunity” where co-occurring disorders can be prevented. (Treating Adolescents with Co-Occurring Disorders, Hills, 2007). Yet most parents have never heard of it.  
 
Please join us for an important webinar and Q&A on Thursday, January 21st at 7pm with Dr. Jonathan Avery, Director of Addiction Psychiatry and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, and Stephanie Marquesano, Founder and President of the Harris Project. 
 
Attendees will learn more about the relationship between substance misuse, addiction and mental health disorders, the signs and symptoms of co-occurring disorders, how to overcome the barriers to effective treatment, and innovative opportunities in Westchester County in both prevention and treatment.  
 
If you are a parent, you will not want to miss this important program.   
“I thought my daughter was just using marijuana and alcohol as a rite of passage.  Even when it became apparent, she was addicted, we had no idea that she was in fact self-medicating her anxiety and depression.  By the time we discovered she had serious mental health issues, we were already on a terrifying, downward spiral.  One condition worsened the other and caused her life to spiral out of control.  I wish I had had this information available to me to help guide her treatment.  It would have made a world of difference”  –AZ 

Details

Date:
January 21, 2021
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://bedfordplayhouse.org/movies/maybe-its-not-just-experimentation-mental-health-and-substance-addiction/

Organizer

Bedford Playhouse
Phone
914-234-6704
Email
danfriedman@bedfordplayhouse.org
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Venue

Bedford Playhouse Webinar
633 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY 10506
Bedford, NY 10506 United States
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Phone
914-234-6704
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