From the Harford County Health Department:
The Harford County Health Department in partnership with the Bergrand Group is hosting an evening for friends, family and professionals involved in the treatment and prevention of addiction and substance use.
The program will take place next Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Chesapeake Conference Room. It is free to attend for both the public and health professionals and also carries continuing education units for licensed social workers. A welcoming session at 3:30 PM will be followed by numerous presentations from a distinguished panel of behavioral health professionals on a variety of topics, ending at 7:00 PM.
Dr. Julie Stancliff, specializing in Addictions with the Harford County Health Department will begin the evening by presenting the Maryland Opiate Overdose Response Program. This is an interactive educational training designed to teach family, friends, and loved ones of opiate users how to respond to a heroin or prescription opiate overdose with a life-saving medication called Naloxone.
Harford County Health Officer, Susan Kelly, states, “Addiction is a disorder that can be successfully treated. It is important to the Harford’s public health that we bring attention and facilitate access to services for those locally suffering from addictions.”
To celebrate the opening of their new outpatient addiction treatment center in Harford County, the Bergand Group will follow with two, one-hour presentations on their Therapeutic and Psychiatric Interaction with Twelve Step Programs, featuring the group’s Medical Director, Dr. John Steinberg, and Clinical Director, Dr. Paul Giannanddrea.
Those wishing to register for the program can visit www.bergandgroup.com/harford. For more information about the program, substance abuse issues, addiction and related services, call the Health Department Behavioral Health Services Division at 410-877-2340 or visit the Health Department website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com