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CDPWS Honors an Icon: Mel Shulstad

Col. Lewis Melvin (Mel) Schulstad was without a doubt a mover and a shaker in the field of substance abuse treatment. Mr. Schulstad's
contributions to the profession of addictions treatment include two
significant books, Under the Influence co-author (1984) and Beyond the Influence (2000). A recovering alcoholic with 46 years of sobriety at the time of his death, he continued to advocate for people suffering from substance use disorders throughout his retirement years. Dedicating his life to promoting professionalism in the field of alcoholism counseling, he was co-founder and past president of the National Association of Alcoholism Counselors and Trainers in 1974, which became the National Association of Alcoholism Counselors in 1976, and in 1982 the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).

Read the full article from the Spring 2012 CDPWS Update newsletter and other rememberances here.

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5th Annual Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling Awareness 2012
Focus on the Future
April 25 - 28, 2012
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Chemical Dependency Professionals of Washington State
Region 4 Monthly Meeting
Social Networking and Recovery Support in Media Technology
Presented by: Leon B. Lyman
April 27, 2012 1 - 3 pm
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Seattle, WA 98144
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20th Annual Children’s Justice Conference
Shining the Light on Children
May 14 - 15, 2012
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It's Just Marijuana
The Implications of Legalization, Medical Green Cards and Adolescents
Presented by: Paul Weatherly
May 17th, 2012 9:00am - 1:00pm
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2702 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
RSVP BY 5/10/2012 to Sarah.D.Jackson@snoco.org or 425.388.7813
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A Path of True Liberation: Recovery as a Spiritual
Practice For All of Us

May 20, 2012 10am - 5pm.
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Also of Interest

High School Seniors Who Misuse Prescription Narcotics Most Likely to Obtain Drugs from a Friend/Relative or a Personal Prescription (Cesar Fax).

Spring Forward in April With Underage Drinking Prevention (SAMHSA Blog).

The Developing Brain: What it Means for Treating Adolescents webinar May 10 Register here (NIMH).

Save the Date: Counselor Camp 2012 Realize Recovery Sept 14-16 in Randle, WA.

 

 

 

 

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