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!
WestBridge Blog: From the Center
This program will focus on the politics of addiction and on one person’s journey in recovery. Our guest is William Cope Moyers who is currently Vice-President for external affairs at the Hazelden Foundation in Minnesota. A former newspaper journalist and writer for CNN, he lives with his wife and three children in St. Paul, MN.
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.
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.