May 20, 2014
NH Governor Attends Substance Misuse Treatment Conference Presented by CLM
Substance Misuse Treatment and Trends was the topic of a conference presented by the Center for Life Management on Tuesday, May 20 at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy. NH Governor Maggie Hassan was the honored guest and made remarks at the opening of the conference attended by more than 200 people including mental health specialists, guidance counselors, school nurses, law enforcement and medical professionals.
The conference was presented by CLM with the support of funding provided by the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health. Programs speakers included Joseph Harding, Director of the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services; Thomas Andrew, MD, State of NH Medical Examiner; and Nick Pfeifer, LICSW, MLADC, with CLM substance misuse services. Following the speakers’ presentations, there was a panel discussion with community experts representing school guidance, law enforcement, emergency medicine, mental health and substance abuse treatment.
According to Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, CLM’s Director of Adult Services, “The biggest reason for doing the conference is to bring all of these providers together to respond to a very prevalent issue in the state. We are trying to do what we can to move things in a more positive direction with resources and collaboration,” Felsenberg said.
Lisa Madden, CLM Vice President & COO; Elizabeth Roth, Chair, CLM Board of Directors; NH Governor Maggie Hassan; Vic Topo, CLM President & CEO