Addiction and the Family: Healing and Recovery
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Invited Panelists: Jerry Moe, National Director of Children’s Programs, Betty Ford Center; Sis Wenger, President/CEO, National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA); Chris Crosby, CEO, The Watershed; Trina Osher, Director of Policy and Research, Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health.
Children of alcohol-and drug-addicted parents or guardians are profoundly affected by living with this experience.
The show will examine intergenerational vulnerability and the risks involved for alcohol and other substance use disorders by the sons and daughters of addiction-prone homes. Family patterns, denial, and the elements for reaching recovery will be discussed as well as current trends in family interventions and programs.
Ivette Torres, Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)