Courtesy of Don Cookson and WZON-AM 620


September 6, 2013: "Addiction and Recovery for Women: Celebrating Empowerment and Renewal" at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn


7:00-7:30 am Registration

7:30-7:45 am Program Introduction: Alanna Stetson, MSN, RN-BC, Director, HICHEP, Facilitator

7:45-9:15 am Keynote: What Difference Does Gender Make in Substance Abuse?
Christine Grella, Ph.D., Professor-in-Residence, UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

9:15-9:45 am Neurophysiology and Psychological Aspects of Addiction
Mark Moran, LCSW, Family Service and Support Team Coordinator, EMMC

9:45-10:00 am

10:00-11:15 am Round Table Discussion with Panel of Experts: "State of the State" on Addiction
Trip Gardner, M.D., Psychiatrist, Medical Director, Clinical Director, Penobscot Community Health Care
Ann Giggey, LADC, CCS, Director, Hope House
Honorable State of Maine Supreme Court Justice Andrew Mead
Jason McCambley, Community Relations Officer, Bangor Police Dept.Guy Cousins, LCSW, LADC, CCS Director, Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Christopher Gardner, Special Agent, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency

11:15-11:45 pm Personal Stories: Celebrating Recovery-The Seeds of Hope
Facilitator: Pat Kimball, LADC, CCS, Executive Director, Wellspring, Inc

11:45-12:30 pm

12:30-1:30 pm Plenary: Pain Management and Addictive Disorders - Why is This so Difficult?
Donna White, R.N., Ph.D., C.S., C.A.-D.A.C, Addiction Specialist, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston

1:30-2:15 pm Panel of Service Providers Describing the Macrosystem of Recovery
Theresa Cahill-Lowe, Director, Office of Child and Family Services DHHS
Amanda Cost, Program Coordinator, Trainer, Spruce Run
Patricia Kimball, LADC, CCS, Executive Director, Wellspring
Rowena Griffin - Manager, Bangor Homeless Shelter
Dan Johnson, PhD, Director of Education, the Acadia Hospital

2:15-2:30 pm

2:30-3:15 pm Seeking Safety Program
Dawn Mills, LSW, LADC, MCC Women's Center DSAT Facilitator

3:15-3:45 pm Interactive Discussion: Identifying Gaps and Future Opportunities for Improvement
Facilitator: Donna White, R.N., Ph.D., C.S., C.A.-D.A.C

3:45-4:00 pm
Program Closing and Evaluation