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Addressing Deaths and Despair: Overdose, Suicide, and Liver Disease

June 10, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Location: Online Class (Zoom)

About the Event

Addressing Deaths and Despair: Overdose, Suicide, and Liver Disease is a continued education event focused on teaching healthcare workers how to address tragic causes of death related to substance abuse and addiction.

This event will focus on the following objectives:

  • Attendees of this training will increase their knowledge regarding what deaths of despair are and how they are influenced.
  • Attendees of this training will increase their knowledge regarding best practice approached to decrease deaths of despair and surround clients with necessary support to begin the recovery process.


11:45 am: Welcome and introduction
12:00 pm: Addressing Deaths of Despair: Overdose, Suicide, and Liver Disease
12:55 pm: Question/Answer Period
1:00 pm: Housekeeping for evaluation and certificates.

About Geoff Wilson

Geoff Wilson is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor.  He has been practicing in the mental health and substance abuse treatment fields in Kentucky for over 25 years.  He currently is in full time private practice with The Offices of Paul Dalton in Lexington, KY.

Geoff treats adults, adolescents, and families and provides numerous trainings throughout the year to a variety of different organizations.  He was previously employed with The Ridge Behavioral Health System in Lexington, KY for fourteen years, where he held the positions of Director of Addiction Services, Director of Business Development and Director of Clinical Operations for their 110 bed inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment hospital and their outpatient department.  Prior to The Ridge, Geoff was the Program Director for Hillcrest Hall, a long term residential adolescent substance abuse treatment program in Mt. Sterling, KY.  He served as the president of the Kentucky Adolescent Substance Abuse Consortium for over 10 years.

In 2004, he received the Robert Straus Award for Outstanding Service in the Field of Substance Abuse Treatment in Kentucky.  In 2008 Geoff was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, serving for 10 years.  In 2013, he was selected by NASW-KY as the Social Worker of the Year.  In 2019, Geoff became the President of the Kentucky Association of Addiction Professionals.


June 10, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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