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HCC to offer one-day seminar on substance abuse Oct. 23

October 11, 2009

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering a one-day seminar on substance abuse on Fri., Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center on HCC's main campus.

The seminar, entitled "Complexities of Substance Abuse in the Clinical Setting," will cover a variety of topics, including differentiating abuse and dependency, theories regarding the causes of abuse and addiction, common risk factors, behavioral indicators, contributing co-occurring disorders, intervention methods and therapeutic treatment approaches, matching treatment to individual needs, and treating the family, as well as case studies in child, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. The program will be led by Nikki Snider, LCSW-C, CAC-AD, SAP, the mental health program coordinator and the assistant outpatient addictions program coordinator for the Division of Addictions and Mental Health Services with the Washington County Health Department (WCHD) in Hagerstown, Md.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Continuing Education credits are available for social workers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, nurses and nurse practitioners. Cost is $45. Brook Lane employees make take the course at a reduced rate of $39. For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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