Category: Let's Talk About It

September 7, 2017 - National Suicide Prevention Week: Know the Signs - Rigel Garibay, NCC, LPC, LMFT Therapist & Juan Cabrera Prevention Specialist Imperial County Office of Education (ICOE)

The goal of this show is to increase capacity of Imperial County residents to prevent suicide. Learn how to know the warning signs, how to offer help, and the resources available. Listen in and be a part of the local solution.
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September 14, 2017 - Imperial County Behavioral Health Services: Adult Alcohol & Drug Recovery Program - Bonnie Walther Substance Abuse Counselor Adult Services ODF, ICBHS – El Centro

The Adult Service Outpatient Drug Free Program recognizes that alcohol & drug addiction is a disease that affects individuals, their families, and the people around them. The program helps substance-using individuals to regain control of their lives. Join us as Substance Abuse Counselor Bonnie Walther, discusses the program, services and how recovery is achieved.
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September 21, 2017 - Youth and Young Adult: Alcohol & Drug Prevention - Jessica Pineda Program Supervisor & Ana Contreras Program Supervisor ICBHS Youth and Young Adult Services - El Centro

Seeks to target individuals who are at a high-risk for substance abuse and provides information to the community about the effects and risks associated with substance abuse and the current and emerging substance trends.
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September 28, 2017 - The Rat Park Revisited: Rethinking Addiction - Bruce K. Alexander, PhD Professor Emeritus Department of Psychology Simon Fraser University British Columbia

Dr. Alexander posits that the most effective response to a growing addiction problem is a social and political one, rather than an individual one: to reshape society with enough force and imagination to enable people to find social integration and meaning in everyday life. Then great numbers of them would not need to fill their inner void with addictions.
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