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Faces of Combat: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eric Newhouse has been an editor of the Tribune since 1988, serving as news editor, editorial page editor and projects editor respectively. He also served as a juror for the 2007 and 2008 Pulitzer Prizes, judging the entries in the explanatory reporting category. Before joining the Tribune, Newhouse had an 18-year career with The Associated Press, the national wire service. Newhouse won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for “Alcohol: Cradle to Grave,” a 12-part series of stories that were published once a month throughout 1999. It was also honored by the NAADAC, the Society of Addiction Professionals; the Research Society on Alcoholism; and the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. One of his books, “Faces of Combat, PTSD and TBI,” was published by Issues Press in the fall of 2008. You can learn more about the book at its Web site: www.FacesOfCombat.US

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 men and their families from all around the country, and in some cases, the world. Once we have completed our screening process and determined that our services may be well-suited to meet your family’s needs, we have the ability to bring our admissions process to you, wherever you are.