Recovery and the Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 1st 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Recovery and the Holiday Season

The idea of navigating the holiday season with a loved one with substance use disorder can often be accompanied by several feelings and questions as to how to approach this time of year.

Presenters will explore planning for holiday get togethers, setting boundaries as needed, and the importance of communication during this time.

Who Should Attend this Program?

Anyone with a loved one with substance use disorder who wants to gain a better understanding of how to support recovery through the holidays. This webinar is part of the specialized series of Caron’s Family Support Services. Any family member who has been impacted by a loved one’s substance use disorder will benefit from participating in this webinar.

Presenters:

Laura Holland, CADC

Program Director, My First Year of Recovery Program, Caron Treatment Centers

As a Program Director in the My First Year of Recovery Program, Laura Holland oversees the My First Year of Recovery team, offering advice, guidance, and help as needed and taking care of administrative responsibilities as well as program development.

Laura also supports and guides clients in the year after they leave treatment and their family members to help them create healthy lives in recovery. She is available to assist them to overcome challenges, solve problems, and celebrate their successes.

In 2005, Laura started her career at Caron as a college intern. Since then, she has been a counselor in several inpatient programs, including the Relapse Program; a counselor associate in the Breakthrough Program; and a facilitator for the Family Education Program. In 2012, she assisted in developing and launching the My First Year of Recovery Program.

She is a certified alcohol and drug counselor and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Lucia Ferrara, CADC

Lead Recovery Support Specialist, Caron Treatment Centers

Lucia Ferrara is a lead recovery support specialist in the My First Year of Recovery Program. In this role, she supports and guides both clients and their family members in the year after they leave treatment, helping them to create healthy lives in recovery.

She is available to assist them to overcome challenges, solve problems, build effective coping skills, and celebrate their successes. As a lead recovery support specialist, Lucia assists the Program Director with managing projects and taking care of administrative responsibilities.

Lucia began her career at Caron as a counselor assistant in 2003, then worked as a counselor for various inpatient programs, and moved to the My First Year of Recovery Program in 2018.

With the experience of having worked with patients while they were in treatment at Caron, she feels well equipped to help her clients meet challenges and problems as they come up and to pass on to them the confidence that there is always a way through difficulties.

Sponsored by the generosity of Lauren and Jay Springer.

An email will be sent to you after you register containing the Zoom details.

For more information, contact Cory Trevena at ctrevena@caron.org

Date & Time

Wednesday, December 1st 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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