Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

Hazelden Forms New Prevention/education Department

Magazine article The Alcoholism Report

Hazelden Forms New Prevention/education Department

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Hazelden Forms New Prevention/Education Department

Hazelden Services, Inc., announced the merging of its Health Promotion Services and Continuing Education into its newest department, Community Prevention and Professional Education. The department provides educational services to all segments of the community that are affected by alcohol and other drug use, abuse or addiction. Workshops and training opportunities are offered to communities, organizations, schools, families and individuals involved in prevention efforts. Professional education workshops are conducted for counselors, clergy, educators, medical personnel, administrators, employee assistance providers and other human service professionals on chemical dependency and related topics. In addition, a year-long, inresidence Chemical Dependency Counselor Training Program is offered in Minnesota. Counselor training also is conducted in Texas, and south Florida. Steven Jeddeloh is manager of the newly combined department. (Hazelden at 1-800-822-0080 or 612/257-4010 in Minnesota).

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Rena P. Button has been named executive director of the New York State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Addictions, succeeding Robert Lindsey, who resigned to become director of marketing for the Betty Ford Center in California. Button has held positions as executive director of the National Women's Division United Jewish Appeal; executive director of the National Council of Jewish Women, and membership on the board of the Counseling Center, in Albany. She has had extensive legislative experience, including director of policy planning and communication in the Office of the Minority Speaker, New York State Senate. (NYSCADA, 155 Washington Ave., Third Floor, Albany, NY 12210; 518/436-1077)

John Wallace, Ph.D., who has served as Edgehill Newport's director of treatment for the past eight years, has assumed the new position of director of research and education of the Newport, RI, facility. Edgehill Newport Board Chairman Chester H. Kirk said: "In his new capacity, Dr. Wallace will continue to participate in the strategic planning related to the activities and future direction of our treatment center. In addition, he will devote more time to outside educational activities designed to enlarge both public and professional awareness of alcoholism and drug addiction and the appropriate treatments for these diseases. While Dr. Wallace is already a prolific writer and a much sought after speaker, his new role will enable him to increase his writing, lecturing and public appearances in order to increase public understanding of chemical dependence. …

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