Montgomery County to Host Online Conversation About Addiction and Available Services Wednesday, June 30

by Patrick Herron
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For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 24, 2021

Montgomery County residents are invited to an online conversation about addiction—the signs, symptoms, treatment, and services available–on Wednesday, June 30. The session is part of a series, Wellness Community Events: Healing and Holding On—One Conversation at a Time for the Community, which is focused on mental health and wellness issues affecting the community as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The conversation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Staff from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health and Crisis Services team will describe addiction and talk about signs and symptoms.  In addition, the presenters will talk about services provided by DHHS, including Medication Assisted Treatment and the Adult Drug Court treatment program. The presenters are:

  • David Hill, supervisory therapist, Adult Drug Court program and Medication Assisted Treatment program
  • Reginald Briggs, licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor, Adult Drug Court treatment program
  • Joelle Bonnett, licensed clinical social worker, Adult Drug Court treatment program
  • Aaron Cooper, licensed clinical social worker, Adult Drug Court treatment program
  • Ferne Woody, licensed graduate professional counselor, Medication Assisted Treatment program

The events are free, open to the public and no registration is required. Join the conversation on Teams Live at https://bit.ly/behavioral-addiction or view it live on the County Cable Montgomery and the County’s Facebook page.

For more information, visit the County’s COVID-19 website and click on mental health resources or email hhsmail@montgomerycountymd.gov. For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the and follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCoMD.

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