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WestBridge Blog: From the Center

Happy New Year

Today is the 2nd day of 2014 and for many it marks our first day back to work. There is so much that we can do to achieve a healthy balance between our work and personal life. Here are a few …

Therapy Dogs and Dog Training

Julia V McDonough of FORTUNATE K9 ( and her associates join Mary Woods for a discussion on therapy dogs and dog training methods. What is FORTUNATE K9?
FORTUNATE K9 is devoted to helping dogs and their owners find success through a combination of time-tested methods and individualized programs. The knowledge comes from years of hands-on experience with dogs of all breeds and temperaments, you will get the answers you and your dog need, whether they are for simple good manners or intensive, life-saving behavior modification. FORTUNATE K9 guarantees that you will see a positive difference in your dog’s behavior the very first time we work together. Proven, real world training experience plus genuine empathy for dogs and the people who love them make FORTUNATE K9 the first choice of informed dog owners. Clients are referred to FORTUNATE K9 by veterinarians, humane societies and rescues, and even other dog trainers.

The Other Side of Reality TV – Special Encore Presentation!

Over the past year we have seen a proliferation of “reality” TV programs that depict addiction treatment and intervention. We have also seen a number of high profile people who are experiencing symptoms of addiction, mental illness and substance use disorders have their privacy and confidentiality violated by providers and the media. How can someone in the throes of their illness give informed consent? Do high profile people have the same rights to confidentiality that the rest of us do? Who is prescribing all these medications of abuse? Please join us as we discuss these topics and share with us your thoughts and beliefs!

Opiate Addiction: treatment myths, misconceptions

This program will focus on the signs and symptoms of opiate dependence and current effective treatment interventions. Our guest will be Dr. Mark Green, Medical Director of WestBridge Community Services. He obtained his medical degree at the University of London in 1993 and worked in internal medicine for several years before moving to the U.S. He completed his psychiatry residency in 1999 and then a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry, at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Green was an Assistant Professor at Cornell, working and teaching in dual diagnosis, and a research associate at Rockefeller University In 2003, he became the first medical director of Vermont’s first methadone clinic. In addition to his work at WestBridge, Dr. Green teaches at Harvard Medical School and participates in Psychiatric training programs, lectures on topics in Dual Diagnoses and publishes articles on neurobiology, collaborative psychopharmacology, and clinical management issues.

WestBridge Meet & Greet WestBridge Meet & Greet

At WestBridge, we work with adult men and families from around the country and, in some cases, the world. One of the unique features of our model is our Meet & Greet service which allows us to deepen our assessment and begin building trust and engaging participants virtually in the pre-admission process.