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Caron Treatment Centers Partners with Decipher Investigative Intelligence to Offer Accreditation Program on Substance Use Disorder and Enhancing Wellness in the Legal Profession

First of its kind all day training will educate professionals about overcoming the stigma of addiction and improving access to treatment

Wernersville, P.A. (October 19, 2021) – Caron Treatment Centers, an internationally recognized nonprofit organization dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention, and addiction medicine education announced that Caron’s Legal Professionals Program in partnership with Decipher Investigative Intelligence will offer a free one-day CLE accreditation program for legal professionals in law firms nationwide. The new offering comes at a time when more partners are recognizing unhealthy workplace culture and taking steps to address it.

“Rates of alcohol consumption, online gambling, and other mental health concerns are skyrocketing and have increased dramatically since the onset of the pandemic,” said Eric Webber, Program Director for Caron’s Legal Professionals Program and Senior Clinician for Specialty Services, who will co-present with Corey B. Rabin Esq., JD, Clinical Advisor to the Legal Professionals Program. “Law firms want to learn how to recognize these behaviors and get in front of them before they become a significant liability.”

Webber and Rabin will address the chronic and treatable disease of addiction, from substance use to addiction interaction disorders, among legal professionals. It will be presented in a live format at law firms and will be available virtually if circumstances require remote presentations. Participants will earn six hours of CLE credit.

“This program will empower lawyers to see how substance use disorder (SUD) begins, how ethics can be challenged with an active SUD, how to identify SUD problems in the firm or their lives, what options are available for treatment, and how to deal with initiating healthy changes,” said Rabin.

Steven R. Wall, Managing Partner at Morgan Lewis said this program comes at a time when the legal industry continues to face significant wellness challenges arising from many interrelated factors.

“The continuing stigma associated with mental health challenges leads many to avoid confronting the addiction and addiction-driven behavior they see in their colleagues,” says Wall. “Our industry needs such education and awareness, and I am very grateful to Caron and Decipher for joining forces to lead the way.”

Decipher Investigative Intelligence, which provides pre-hire due diligence on lateral attorneys often discovers addiction and risky behaviors during its research for its law firm clients.

“We see the impact that these risky behaviors have on lawyers and their firms. Our hope is that law firm leadership will participate in this program to support their partners in a path to recovery,” says Decipher Founder & CEO Michael Ellenhorn. “This is also our way of supporting the legal profession and giving back by helping to improve overall lawyer well-being.”

Accreditation Program Overview

Addiction in the Law Office: Impact, Recognition, and Response
Our curriculum will cover the continuum of addiction through recovery in this six-hour training.

Sessions include:

  • Ethics
  • Data and impact
  • Disease of addiction
  • Overview of substances
  • Process addictions
  • Law firm policies
  • Warnings signs
  • Confronting the problem
  • Treatment options
  • Return to work plans
  • Codependency
  • Recovery and balance

Caron Treatment Centers

Caron Treatment Centers is an internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention, and addiction medicine education. Headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, our mission is Recovery for Life. For more than 60 years, we have helped thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families begin to manage this chronic, treatable disease. Caron provides a continuum of care for teens, young adults, women, men, and older adults. Caron’s signature programming provides concierge treatment for executives, healthcare professionals, older adults and first responders. In addition to the Pennsylvania campus, Caron provides services in Palm Beach County, Florida, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New York City. Caron accepts several major insurance plans and provides financial assistance for those who qualify. For more information, visit caron.org or @CaronTreatment.

Media Contact:

Cheryl Bame
Bame Public Relations
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Karen Pasternack
Senior Director of Media Relations
Caron Treatment Centers
kpasternack@caron.org
610-413-6938
@CaronTreatment

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