This workshop will address these questions and more. We will discuss recognizing the signs and symptoms of substance misuse, current drug trends, understanding your role in supporting family members, the rising occurrence of misuse of pain medications, how you can get help, and other critical issues.
Presented by: Lianne Forman, Executive Director of Communities Confronting Substance Use & Addiction, and Sharon Darack, Associate Director of Communities Confronting Substance Use & Addiction
Lianne Forman, a 29+ year Teaneck resident and a corporate and employment lawyer by training, is the Executive Director of Communities Confronting Substance Use & Addiction (CCSA), the organization she and her husband, Etiel, founded in 2018. Through their own family’s struggles, they founded CCSA to create greater community awareness and education about substance misuse and addiction in the Jewish community. CCSA’s mission is to eliminate stigma around addiction in Jewish communities through awareness events and facilitating evidence-based educational programming in schools for students and parents. Visit www.JewishCCSA.org for more information.
Sharon Darack is a wife, the mother of two boys, and the Associate Director of Communities Confronting Substance Use & Addiction. Prior to joining CCSA, Sharon served as the North American Director for OU Israel Free Spirit Birthright. She also worked at the Jewish Board’s JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others) program for 15 years. As a graduate from Reading University in the United Kingdom in Social Work, Sharon has over 22 years of experience counseling families, and conducting educational programs in addiction and mental health, and is a leading contributor to raising awareness about substance use in the Jewish community.
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