“How Much is Too Much?” Parents asking that question–when it comes to media, alcohol, drugs and other addictive behaviors–can seek out answers at an upcoming talk. The talk is being sponsored by SPED*NET Wilton and is being held Tuesday, March 28 from 7-9 p.m. at Wilton Library.
Addictive behaviors can have dangerous and long-lasting consequences. If teens and pre-teens are stressed at home or at school or if they have mood, regulatory or learning challenges, addictive behaviors can easily get the better of them. Liz Driscoll Jorgensen, CADC, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, will discuss how parents can set and maintain reasonable and healthy limits to keep teens safe and balanced in a drug and alcohol- and technology-driven world.
Jorgensen, the director of Insight Counseling, LLC, in Ridgefield, has over 28 years of experience with adolescent and adult psychotherapy and counseling. A nationally recognized expert in substance abuse counseling, she received a Congressional Award for her work in treatment and prevention of substance abuse in 1994 and served as the coordinator of Adolescent Substance Abuse Services, at Danbury Hospital, where she created and ran the dual diagnosis partial hospital, intensive outpatient and outpatient services for 18 years.
Interested participants are asked to register by email.
The talk is also co-sponsored by Wilton Youth Services, Wilton Youth Council and the Wilton Library.