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The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

The Journey- Stories of Crisis and Hope

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March 22nd 2016:Responding to Addiction- The Opioid Epidemic Crisis

The opioid epidemic is significantly impacting communities across the country. Every day, we read stories of another overdose or death. Communities are struggling to respond to this crisis and find help for those suffering from addiction. This show will help you understand the complexity of addiction, signs and symptoms to watch for, and how to intervene with someone using alcohol or other substances to help them begin down the path to recovery. We will review interventions like the antidote Narcan (Naloxone), which is being used by law enforcement, friends & family to save the lives of people

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Judy Tejada

Judy Tejada has been with the Horizon Corporation for 16 years. She has served in several clinical positions and currently is their Chief Clinical Officer. Ms. Tejada oversees clinical programming for Horizon Health Services & Horizon. As the head of the Clinical Services Department she oversees Horizon University, which provides in house clinical and non-clinical training for the corporation. Ms. Tejada also is a co-facilitator of Horizon’s Leadership Training. Prior to working with Horizon, Ms. Tejada held several positions in college student personnel administration. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from The College of Wooster, a Master’s degree in College Student
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Colleen Babcock

Colleen Babcock serves as Horizon’s Parent & Family Support Coordinator. Colleen strives to raise awareness about drug abuse in the community-at-large but also to help individuals and families struggling with substance abuse - particularly those with opiate addiction to access treatment and to begin and continue their journey to recovery. Colleen’s personal journey with her own son has provided her with education first hand as to how hard it can be to get help at moments of crisis; making her position crucial in midst of the current prescription drug/heroin epidemic. No family gets a manual on how to deal with addiction. Her focus is primarily on the family providing emotional support, hop
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