Join the Conversation! Telephone Seminar Series: Drug and Alcohol Awareness

CIGNA and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 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 for Drug-Free Kids’s Parent Advisory Board, who will share his or her personal experience with the topic being presented.


Parents and family play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of their teen’s drug and alcohol problems. This month’s podcast will discuss how teen substance abuse treatment and recovery involve the whole family.   


Gayle Dakof, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

Sharon Smith, mother, Parent Advisory Board member of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids 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, January 18, 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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