• "...to bring good news to the poor... proclaim release to the captives... let the oppressed go free..."
  • (Luke 4:18-19)

    Addiction Webinar Series: Equipping Families to Deal with Addiction

    Equipping Families to Deal with Addiction 

    December 3, 2020
    9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific

    Families often ask questions like "How worried should I be if my child is experimenting with alcohol and other drugs?", "What can I do if my child is using substances and doesn't want to stop?", "How do I know what kind of treatment my child needs?", or "How do I support my child's recovery if they relapse?".  Learn how Partnership to End Addiction provides support, guidance and resources to families to address these questions and more.

    Guest Presenters: 

    Marcia Lee Taylor, M.P.P. 

    Marcia Lee Taylor oversees the organization’s relationships with government agencies, elected officials and key stakeholder groups as well as all fundraising and development efforts. She also manages the Partnership’s advocacy work and national network of parent advocates. Marcia formerly served as President and CEO at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

    Previously, she served as the Senior Advisor for Drug Policy and Research for the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs as well as the Democratic Staff Director of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, working for then-Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. In that capacity, she worked on a wide variety of drug policy legislation aimed at curbing the proliferation of methamphetamine, Ecstasy and GHB as well as drug treatment and prevention initiatives. She has also worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York and served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps as a community organizer in Baltimore.

    Marcia is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University, where she has served as an Adjunct Professor. She serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the United States Anti-Doping Agency. She and her husband Jeff are the proud parents of two daughters.

    Mary Ann Badenoch, LPC, MAC

    Mary Ann Badenoch is a Helpline Specialist III at Partnership to End Addiction.  Mary Ann is responsible for providing direct services, clinical support and supervision of Specialists related to working on the Helpline.  In addition, Mary Ann oversees the Online Support Community program for Parents and Caregivers of teen and adult children struggling with substance use issues. Mary Ann also serves as a subject matter expert for content development and eLearning coursework.

    Mary Ann has many years of clinical experience in psychiatric and substance use issues. She previously worked as a therapist at Summit Oaks Hospital, an acute care psychiatric and substance use hospital.  She also maintains a small private therapy practice, specializing in substance and gambling addictions, and working with both individuals and family members.  
    Mary Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Texas and New Jersey and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the states of New York and Florida.  She is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and maintains a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC) credential.  She is also trained in Gambling addictions and provides educational presentations and individual counseling on behalf of the New York Problem Gambling Council.

    Pat Aussem, MA, LPC, NBCC

    Pat Aussem is the Associate Vice President of Consumer Clinical Content Development at Partnership to End Addiction. In this role she develops services and resources relevant to the families we serve, distilling complex information from multiple sources into understandable and actionable materials for lay audiences. This entails curating information on current substances trends, risk and protective factors, ways to intervene in youth substance use, parenting skills, and how to find and access quality evidence-based treatment along the continuum of care.  She is a frequent spokesperson for the organization on topics including vaping, marijuana, opioids, medications to assist treatment and co-occurring disorders among others.

    In addition to an MBA in Finance, Pat has her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is licensed in New York as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and in New Jersey as a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master Addiction Counselor certification. Prior to joining the Partnership to End Addiction, she was engaged in clinical work at a psychiatric hospital, collaborating with psychiatrists to provide comprehensive treatment plans for adult and adolescent patients on detox, rehab and co-occurring disorders units. She also supervised an intervention program for perpetrators of interpersonal violence at Jersey Battered Women’s Services.
    In addition to her work at Partnership to End Addiction, Pat has a small private practice in New Jersey serving families struggling with addiction and is on the board of Community in Crisis, a local non-profit focused on ending the opioid epidemic. 

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