Understanding Addiction

Understanding, Addressing, and Preventing Addiction will be offered Wednesday, April 26, at 7 p.m. Alia Toran-Burrell, MSW, will address addiction and the brain, signs and symptoms of substance use, adolescents and substance use, risk and protective factors, common substances, tips and techniques for preventing and addressing substance use, and available resources and where to go for help.

Toran-Burrell is the Jail Diversion Program Coordinator and Clinician working with Eliot Community Human Services. She has ten years of experience in the social work field, most recently serving as the Youth Systems Specialist and Care Coordinator for the Institute for Health and Recovery, where she placed young people into substance use treatment, and provided community consultation to organizations looking to improve their ability to prevent and address substance use.