Webinar for Family Members Impacted by Substance Use & Co-Occurring Disorders

adolescent-substance-abuse-treatment_woman-speakingHere's a free, one-hour webinar from National Family Dialogue (launched last year by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment) called "Our Stories Have Power," for family members who have been impacted by substance use and/or co-occurring mental health issues. It will be held May 26, 2010, at 2pm PST / 5pm EST. 
Family members can learn how to use their stories to educate the public and policy makers about the need for effective addiction treatment and recovery supports. They can also learn strategies for using their stories to build relationships and partnerships.


Judie Didriksen serves as a council member for the Missouri Recovery Network (MRN) and chairperson for the local Jefferson City chapter of MRN. For the past 5 years she has worked with Crossroads Community Recovery Center, focusing on the recovery process for family members. Judie has been active in Twelve Step programs for family members for over 16 years.
Pat Taylor, the Executive Director of Faces and Voices of Recovery, a national organization of individuals and organizations joining together to support people in recovery at the local, state, regional and national levels, will respond to Ms. Didriksen's presentation. There will be time for questions and answers following Ms. Taylor's remarks. 
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National Family Dialogue included several brief attachments to its webinar announcement:


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sharon Smith.  

Please follow the instructions below to register for the webinar. Once you complete the registration process through WebEx, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the meeting. All participants are encouraged to register for the webinar prior to May 26th.
You will be unable to access the webinar if you do not have the information contained in the confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email after you complete the registration process, please email Beth Cohen.
Please also remember that the audio portion of the webinar can only be accessed by dialing into the toll-free number provided below. This call-in information is also included in the confirmation email you receive following the registration process.

To register for this meeting
Click here to register for the meeting, and click here to view in other time zones or languages.
To join the audio conference only
Dial-in Information:  

Toll free - USA: 1-888-453-4221  
Local - USA (Int'l Toll): 1-719-867-4920  

Participant Passcode: 453075#  

For assistance
1. Go here for assistance.
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support".
Or you can email Beth Cohen or reach her by phone at 240-645-4868.

Photo by Michelle Brea.

Updated: March 21 2018