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Talking About Alcohol


Getting comfortable talking about about alcohol.  Learn about a new program designed to break down barriers to talking about alcohol use.  We'll discuss how to have what can be a difficult - but important - conversation... and steps to take to get health care professionals, caregivers, family and friends - comfortable with the subject of alcohol use. 

Guests:  Shawn Yardley, BSW, MBA, a person in recovery and founding member of Bangor Area Recovery Network, past director of the city of Bangor’s Health and Community Services, serves on the boards of: Maine Public Health Association, Maine Center for Public Health, Statewide Coordinating Council for Public Health, Maine Children’s Alliance, and the Maine chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-Maine).

Mary Lindsey Smith, PhD, MSW, Research Associate, Cutler Institute of Health and Social Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine. She has research expertise in substance use and mental health.

Noah Nesin, MD, FAAFP, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Penobscot Community Health Center, board-certified family physician in Maine for 30+ years.

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