Want to learn strategies to support someone who may be struggling with substance use, while still maintaining your own emotional wellness? In this session, participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of substance use as well as how to proactively support someone who may be struggling.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn and understand the signs and symptoms of someone who may be using substances.
  2. Participants will learn how to proactively support someone who may be using substances.
  3. Participants will learn the difference between enabling versus supporting.
  4. Participants will increase their knowledge of available resources for someone struggling with substance use.

About the Presenter

Ms. McLaughlin holds a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialty in deafness from Gallaudet University. She has worked in a variety of community mental health settings including several Community Services Boards (CSBs) providing mental health and substance use/misuse services. Ms. McLaughlin most recently worked at the Region Ten Community Services Board from 2007-2020 providing a variety of mental health and substance use services that included comprehensive assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, emergency services, crisis intervention, and most recently as the Program Manager of Region Ten’s Access and Adult Clinical Services team. Ms. McLaughlin uses a strengths-based, solution-focused approach. Ms. McLaughlin is passionate about self-care and eldercare.