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This webinar will define the continuum of substance use disorders, define the risk levels associated with various stages of use, examine the general and specific health concerns related to substance use disorders for users and others, identify special problems experienced by substance using/abusing pregnant women and their babies, and demonstrate how behavioral and primary healthcare workers can intervene more effectively to reduce risks associated with substance use.
Jim Aiello, MA, MEd joined the staff of IRETA in August 2008. For the previous 12 years he served as Executive Vice President of Treatment Programs for Gateway Rehabilitation Center, one of the oldest and largest providers of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in western Pennsylvania. In this capacity, he had responsibility for the administration, planning and coordination of Gateway’s services, delivered at 19 locations in Pennsylvania. He was with Gateway for over 25 years in various supervisory capacities.
Prior to this he was Director of Clinical Services for Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR’s Regional Chemical Abuse Program, and Unit Director for the South Hills Health System’s Regional Alcoholism Program. Mr. Aiello has been an instructor in Penn State’s Chemical Dependency Counselor Training Program, has a Masters degree in Theology from St. John’s University in New York City, and a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Georgia. He currently serves on the advisory board of Penn State Beaver’s Psychology Department and the Board of Directors of Turtle Creek Valley MH/MR Inc.