Addiction Isn't One of Life's Last Pleasures: A Look at Aging and Addiction with Dr. Carol Colleran
November 27, 2012
Hosted by Rebecca Bullion, LCSW, BRI-1
n this episode, we will look at the growing problem of addiction in the aging population and interview one of the pioneers in the development of treatment in this field. We will be reviewing Dr. Colleran's book , co-written with Debra jay, entitled Aging and Addiction.
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Rebecca and her guest speakers talk about issues involving substance abuse, eating disorders, sexual addiction, codependency and other types of addiction and how loved ones of those suffering with these addictions can intervene. Our show will also talk about current issues with newer drugs and social problems that they cause. This would include bath salts, methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and other such drugs. Your calls and email questions will be entertained at the end of most shows.
The goal of our program is to inform and also to provide concrete suggestions for helping those suffering with and around these addictions.
Rebecca Bullion, LCSW, BRI-1
I have worked in the field of addiction and intervention for 23 years, 18 years in private practice. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Board Registered Interventionist and Certified Trauma Therapist. Primarily, I have been doing therapy during the bulk of my practice. My practice focus has included treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, codependency, recovery and marital therapy as well as family therapy for adults and adolescents. I have worked significantly treating eating disorders and am currently working on certification for eating disorder intervention. I have also provided services for assessment for level of care in referring to treatment and case management pre- and post-treatment. I am an certified Level I and II EMDR trauma therapist since 2008. I have been trained in Crisis Intervention Stress Debriefing since 2010 and conduct stabilization management in the aftermath of employee deaths, bank robberies and other crises. I have been a Board Registered Interventionist since 2011. I am also certified by the Department of Transportation as a Substance Abuse Provider since 2006.
I am a current member of the National Association of Alcohol, Drug and Addiction Counselors, the Association of Intervention Specialists, the Network of Independent Interventionists, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as a conference speaker in the field of intervention, addiction and family systems.