Substance Use Awareness for Parents: How Your Family Can Be Informed and Prepared

Tuesday, October 226:30—7:45 PMCollins Meeting RoomIpswich Public Library25 North Main Street, 25 North Main Street, Ipswich, MA, 01938

Substance use is an issue that affects every family, whether directly or indirectly. It’s not a question of “if” your family will ever need to discuss it, only when. Come hear more about current statistics and research about substance abuse in adolescence, and what resources are available to help. Learn how to spot warning signs and behavior in your child and how to be more aware of enabling parent behavior. When the time comes for your family to have this conversation, you’ll be ready.

Presented by Shawn T. Markey, MA, LMHC
Director of Court Services, Ambulatory Division, Beth Israel Lahey Health

About the presenter:
Shawn Markey is a substance use and mental health clinician specializing in substance use and the court population. This includes identifying life issues and providing evaluations with recommendations for appropriate treatment, running Intensive outpatient groups, relapse prevention and recovery groups as well as psycho-educational groups for OUI offenders as well as individual treatment. He has worked closely with state and local law enforcement agencies to develop diversion programs designed to enroll people in the behavioral health support system as opposed to incarceration and to help those re-entering the comm unity to avoid recidivism. Shawn also has over 15 years' experience as a high school teacher, administrator and coach.

This program is part of Ipswich Reads ... One Book: 2019. For more information about this series and a full schedule of events, please visit this link.



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