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The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)
in collaboration with the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Announces a Special Webcast Series for Media Professionals!

Part 3: First Responders, Crisis Intervention!

Email Webcast@eiconline.org to register

Do you have a specific question related to recovery? Submit it to Webcast@eiconline.org before May 9, 2016


Part 1: Navigating the Social Framework of New Found Recovery
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Our esteemed panelists will discuss the importance of accurately portraying the options persons in recovery have that supports those in recovery. They will also dialogue about the dynamics of what a person in recovery goes through as they try to adapt to social and entertainment settings and create their “new normal” in a community that supports their recovery.
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The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) 
in collaboration with the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Announces a Special Webcast Series for Media Professionals!

Part 3: First Responders, Crisis Intervention!



Email Webcast@eiconline.org to register

Our esteemed panelists will discuss the procedures and measures that have to be taken at first response to a crisis situation. 

In addition, they will also dialogue about the importance of first responders as well as what is being done correctly in terms of crisis intervention. They will shed light on their experiences; both first-hand and professional, during an interactive webcast that will focus on the power that the entertainment writer can have in reducing the discrimination toward people seeking treatment, or, in recovery from behavioral health issues.


Patrick Krill, J.D. , LL.M, MA
Attorney, Clinician


Patrick R. Krill is director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professionals Program. In this role, he helps attorneys, judges and law students prepare for and overcome the distinctive challenges they face in recovery from chemical dependency. As a licensed attorney, board certified alcohol and drug counselor and graduate level instructor in addiction counseling, Patrick brings a unique breadth of knowledge and perspective to the subject of behavioral health in the legal profession. He regularly provides print and broadcast interviews and is a frequent author and speaker on the subject of addiction and its intersection with the law, including his regular blog for the Huffington Post. His writing has also been featured in Salon, CNN.com, Counselor Magazine and multiple publications of the ABA. 


Ginny Atwood
Co-Founder, Executive Director, CAF

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The foundation works to provide recovery support and resources to people and families affected by addiction as well as attempting to change the conversations and policies around addiction. Ginny is certified as a Master Revive Trainer through the Virginia Dep

artment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. She conducts Training of Trainer events where lay persons are taught not just how to administer naloxone, but how to become Revive Trainers themselves and hold their own classes.  Some Master trainers can also train law enforcement and EMTs. 

Mark Parrino, M.P.A
President of American Association for the Treatment of 
Opioid Dependence (AATOD)

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Mr. Parrino has been involved in the delivery of health care and substance abuse treatment since 1974. He received both a Baccalaureate in Psychology (1974) and a Masters in Health Policy, Planning and Administration (1982) from New York University

Mr. Parrino served as the Director of the Gramercy Park Medical Group, an outpatient methadone treatment program, from 1980 to 1994. He also served as President of the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) and was the Chair of New York City's Health Systems Agency's Technical Advisory Group on Substance Abuse. 

Mr. Parrino served as the Chair of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Consensus Panel for State Methadone Treatment Guidelines, the first Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) published for national distribution. Currently, Mr. Parrino is the President of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and continues to be responsible for the development and implementation of the Association's organizing initiatives. He is a consultant and educator to government, community and business groups concerning substance abuse treatment and policy. Mr. Parrino is a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Innovators Award for 2003.

Dr. Dave Milzman

Dave Milzman, MD, serves as Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and as an Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Children's National Medical Center in Washington. 


Dr. Milzman's investigative work focuses on clinical research into sepsis, shock, traumatic injury, and injury prevention. His additional research interests include clinical outcomes, particularly non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), acute congestive heart failure, acute surgical emergencies, and sports concussive injuries. In this latter role, he serves as Director of Medical Research for the MedStar Sports Medicine Concussion Program.


Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Milzman is a member of the American College of Emergency Medicine, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Society for Academic Emergency Physicians, and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma. He has published many articles and chapters in the medical literature and has appeared in numerous media venues as an expert on urban emergency medicine, gun violence, and improved care delivery in the emergency department setting.


A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, Dr. Milzman received his medical degree from Georgetown University Medical School, completed his combined residency in Emergency and Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, and completed two fellowships in Critical Care and Trauma Research at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

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