Cody Regional Health (CRH) will be hosting an educational dinner Tuesday,
April 24 starting at 5:30 PM at their West Park Hospital campus for anyone
who has been affected by the disease of addiction, and clinicians who
treat those suffering from addiction will receive 1-CEU credit.
Attendees will learn how drug addiction is a complex disease, and why quitting
usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will, hence the name
of the event “Just Saying No” isn’t enough.
“Anyone who attends will learn how a range of care with a tailored
treatment program and follow-up options can be crucial to successful recovery,”
States Interim Behavioral Director and event speaker, Heidi Hess at CRH.
Attendees will learn the principles determined from long-term research
studies on the origins of drug abuse behaviors and the common elements
of effective relapse prevention strategies.
Heidi has spent almost 20 years treating individuals with substance use
disorders and managing programs for the treatment of substance abuse disorders
in a variety of settings including: Emergency departments in large urban
hospitals, inpatient treatment settings in both tertiary hospitals and
free standing psychiatric/substance abuse treatment hospitals, residential
settings, partial hospitalization programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs,
Outpatient clinics, and as a Private Practice Clinician. She has a Master’s
degree in Clinical counseling and is licensed as a Professional Clinical
Counselor in the State of Ohio.
“Drug addiction is a rising epidemic in the United States, specifically
in Wyoming. According to the National survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use
disorder in 2014,” Hess States. It’s vital for us to share
our local treatment options and partnerships we have with other outlying
agencies in our area.
Cody Regional Health will be charging $5.00 for the dinner and hope to
have community participation to further the discussion on how we are helping
our loved ones close to home.
For assistance with this story, please contact Ashley Trudo at Cody Regional
Health at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 578-2512.
About Cody Regional Health
Cody Regional Health (CRH) is a national leading critical care 25-bed acute-care
state-of-the-art facility. CRH employs and partners with over 60 physicians
and offers over 20 different services, with an adjacent Long-Term Care
Center licensed for 94 beds, a 16-bed chemical dependency center, 8-bed
hospice house, regional cancer center, satellite physicians clinics and
urgent care center. CRH abides by the Planetree philosophy as a model
of health care. The Planetree model strives to enhance patient comfort
by personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care experience. www.codyregionalhealth.org.