Bellingham City Club Program June 25th
In January 2014 Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin devoted his State of the State address to his state's "full-blown heroin crisis." In February national news media mourned the death of award winning actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman from "acute mixed drug intoxication." City Club's June program is the second in a two-part series on community impacts of drug and alcohol abuse. Our speakers, Carole Wells and Lex Rivers, will provide a snapshot of drug use and chemical dependence demographics in Whatcom County, explore what we know today about the nature of the problem and discuss available treatment options.
Carole Wells, CDP, MA
Carole Wells has a Masters in Family Systems and a degree in Applied Behavioral Science. In the 1980's she worked with programs like Recovery Northwest, developed and implemented intervention programs in all Whatcom County middle and high schools, and taught chemical dependency counseling courses at Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University. Over the past 24 years she owned and operated Chambers and Wells Counseling Center and Westcoast Counseling and Treatment Center. She currently works with individuals and families as Clinical Supervisor at Belair Clinic.
Lex Rivers, CDP, MSW, LMHC
Lex Rivers is the Regional Manager for Catholic Community Services Recovery Center. He has a Masters in Social Work along with certification as a Chemical Dependency Professional and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Mr. Rivers has worked with youth, individuals and families affected by substance abuse and addiction for over 17 years. He manages the largest substance abuse treatment clinic in Whatcom County, supervising a team of substance abuse counselors. He also mentors and trains new professionals and practicum students from Western Washington University and Skagit Valley Community College and is an instructor on chemical dependency and treatment, and counseling skills.
Northwood Hall Event Center (View)
3240 Northwest Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|