You’re Invited! Free 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.


Research shows that kids who learn a lot about the risks of drugs and alcohol from their parents are up to 50% less likely to use. In this month’s podcast and Q&A, get practical advice on how to help your kids avoid drugs and alcohol. Learn everything you need to know to effectively communicate with your teenager, including whether to bring up your own history with drugs and alcohol.


Ameila Arria, PhD, Senior Scientist and adolescent and young-adult specialist at the Treatment Research Institute, and Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development at the University of Maryland.

Sandra Carcamo, mother of three and Parent Advisory Board Member of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids. She provides firsthand knowledge and expertise to help review the usability, and guide the development, of our resources for parents.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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
Cigna (NYSE: CI) is a global health service and financial company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. Cigna Corporation’s operating subsidiaries in the United States provide an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna offers products and services in 30 countries and jurisdictions and has approximately 66 million customer relationships throughout the world. All products and services are provided exclusively by such operating subsidiaries and not by Cigna Corporation. Such operating subsidiaries include Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company. To learn more about Cigna, visit

    User Picture


    January 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    will the phone number and passcode be the same for all the calls? How do we get on the list for notification?

    User Picture

    Josie Feliz

    January 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    January 18, 2012
    Noon– 1:00 p.m. (EST)

    The Critical Role of Parents (and Family) in the Diagnosis
    and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems
    Gayle Dakof, PhD
    Research Associate Professor of Public Health,
    Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

    User Picture


    January 3, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    When is the next telephone seminar? I’d like to participate in this!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *