Archives for substance abuse

Common Health 11/19/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Substance Abuse

Program Topic: Drug Free Schools and Communities

Key Discussion Points:
A) What are some of the current patterns of drug and alcohol misuse in our schools?
B) What factors may be contributing to substance abuse?
C) What are the consequences?
D) What programs do we have and what programs do we need to reduce drug and alcohol misuse?

Guests:

A) Denise Black, Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator

Healthy Acadia (207) 667-7171, denise@healthyacadia.org, www.healthyacadia.org

B) Barbara Royal, Executive Director,

Open Door Recovery Center 8 Old Mill Road / P.O. Box 958 Ellsworth, ME 04605

Phone: 207-667-3210 Fax: 207-667-3133 opendoor@opendoorrecoverycenter.org

C) Jessica Naylor jessica@odrc84.org – Adolescent Counselor in six schools

Open Door Recovery Center 8 Old Mill Road / P.O. Box 958 Ellsworth, ME 04605

Phone: 207-667-3210 Fax: 207-667-3133

Common Health 5/21/14

Host: Jim Fisher
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Alcohol, Drugs and Health

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is the current status of alcohol and drug use in Maine?
b) What are some of the leading risk and protective factors?
c) What are some health consequences of substance abuse?
d) What programs do we have now to deal with these challenges?

Guests:
Denise Black, Drug Free Communities Project Coordinator
Denise is responsible for coordinating Healthy Acadia’s Drug Free Communities Grant denise@healthyacadia.org.
Chris Thornton, Officer, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department
Chris works with the Hancock County Drug Prevention Task Force and Alcohol Enforcement Team.
Patti Murphy, M.Ed., LADC, CCS  Aroostook Mental Health

United Way Presents 10/6/12

Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine .
Guest: Donald Lynch, Director of Maine Kids-Kin for Families and Children Together.
Issue: Health and Human Services, Childcare, Substance Abuse, Maine Families.
About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at: www.unitedwayem.org

United Way of E. Maine Presents 8/4/12

Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine .

Guest: Kenny Miller, Executive Director of Down East AIDS Network (DEAN) in Ellsowth, Maine
Issue: HIV, AIDS, LBGT, youth development, bullying substance abuse, Maine Down East region, case management.
About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at: www.unitedwayem.org

United Way Presents 6/9/12

Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine .
Guest: Dennis Marble, Executive Director of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
Issue: Homelessness, Shelters, Substance Abuse, Food Pantry, Pay It Forward, Bangor
About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at: www.unitedwayem.org

United Way of Eastern Maine Presents 5/12/12

Host: Adam Lacher, Director, Communications and Community Engagement for United Way of Eastern Maine .
Guest: Pat Kimball,Executive Director of Wellspring Outpatient Services in Bangor ME.
Issue: Substance Abuse, Counseling, Therapy, Bath Salts, Opiate Addiction, Mental Illness, Recovery.
About: United Way of Eastern Maine Presents is a weekly radio program featuring the the voices of Maine community organizations from Piscataquis, Penobscot, Washington, Hancock and Waldo counties. More info at: www.unitedwayem.org

Talk of the Towns 4/23/10

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Topic: Resiliency as a strategy to combat underage drinking and substance abuse
Guests: David Savage, Hannah Boyce, Abby Jewett, Robert Colson students at MDI High School, engaged in service learning work, Jessica Naylor, Substance Abuse Counselor, Open Door, Ed Oechslie, Executive Director, Acadia Family Center and MDI Drug and Alcohol Group

Talk of the Towns 3/26/10

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Teen choices and challenges—how do we support them?
There are many choices that teens face, some of which have consequences for physical and mental health… what are some of those choices, and how do adults—parents and other family members, teachers, coaches and others help frame the choices and encourage teens to make healthy choices?
One of the big fears that adults have for teens has to do with substances that are addictive and behaviors that have dangerous consequences—smoking, binge drinking, drugs, unprotected sex, driving while under the influence.  What are the ways you have found effective to help teens understand the consequences, helping them to make good decisions?
What can adults do to better support teens with these choices and passages?
What can teens do to support each other with these choices and passages?
Guests: Don Ficker and Tony Beal, Jonesport-Beals High School; Milja Brecher-Demuro, Healthy Acadia; Barb Ames, Youth Program Coordinator, Bucksport Parks and Recreation; Terra Ashworth, Jazz Maddocks, Scott O’Donnell and Katie Bridges, students from Bucksport.