Family Rounds

A series for parents and professionals  
3rd Thursday of the month, 12-1:30 p.m. 
Free and open to the public.

An hour presentation by an expert in the topic area being presented, with additional time at the end for Q and A. Registration is required. Please call 978-354-2670 or email

Where: Family Rounds take place in the Davenport 4 Boardroom at NSMC Salem Hospital, noon to 1:30.

"Working with Clients that have Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders"  3/16

Presenter: William Drinkwater, M.Ed, CADC-II, LADC-1, Clinical Case Manager, Partial Hospitalization Program, North Shore Medical Center

In this workshop, participants will gain an understanding of what constitutes a co-occurring disorder, the differing types that fall under this heading, techniques to utilize when working within this population. The issue and complications of "substance induced mood disorder" will be discussed with clinical observations presented. Aftercare planning and explanation of community support groups, such as Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA) & Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) will also be presented.
Past Presentations

  • Marijuana & Alcohol: The Real Deal
  • Psychological Treatment for Children with Medically Unexplained Symptoms
  • Grief and Loss for Children
If you would like to receive a copy of a past presentation, contact us and we will email it.

Feel free to email us suggestions on topics you would like to hear presented.