Listen in! Telephone Seminar Series: Understanding Relapse and Recovery

    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.


    This month’s podcast will reveal why relapse isn’t a “failure,” and teach parents how to be a positive force in their child’s recovery from drugs and alcohol.


    Tessa A. Vining is the Director of Phoenix House’s IMPACT program, an intervention program for adolescents and their families who are struggling with substance abuse. She has been with Phoenix House since 2005, and during her tenure, she has expanded the scope of the outpatient services to include four tracks of treatment. Ms. Vining holds a Master’s degree from New York University’s School of Social Work that she obtained in 2003 and currently maintains a License in Clinical Social Work.

    Lauryn Wicks is a mother of three and member of the Parent Panel Advisory Council under the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs. She also serves as an impassioned Parent Advisory Board Member of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. Having a child in recovery, Lauryn is deeply committed to raising awareness about the disease of addiction, and promoting prevention and long-term, sustainable recovery.


    Wednesday, March 21, 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.


    About Cigna

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    By Partnership Staff
    March 2012


    March 2012