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Avatar Assisted Therapy at the “Brave New World”

At the “Brave New World: Using Technology to Enhance Behavioral Health” Symposium Dick Dillon addressed the challenges of limited accessibility of traditional addiction treatment. This symposium took place on March 8, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Dick Dillon is the founder and CEO of Innovaision, LLC and his co-presenter, Dave Ennis, MS, is the Western Region […]


What’s New Update 2013- Dr. Henry Fraimow

TB and HIV Co-Infection Update: Global Becomes Local Dr. Henry Fraimow, an infectious disease specialist and associate professor of medicine at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, spoke to a group of health care professionals on 11 April 2013 in Baltimore, MD.  Dr. Fraimow discussed TB and HIV […]

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Movie Review: Bob and the Monster

Bob and the Monster is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of musician and addiction counselor Bob Forrest. Director Keidra Bahruth does a masterful job of recreating the frenetic rock and roll lifestyle of her subject with a visually engaging mix of home movie footage, animated sequences and interviews. This movie is also a […]


Ask an Expert about the Affordable Care Act

We are fortunate to have board members who bring a real wealth of knowledge and experience to our work. This month Dr. Ron Manderscheid provides expert answers to questions about the ACA (reposted from http://www.fascenter.samhsa.gov/askTheExpert/Oct2013.aspx)   Questions & Answers about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – October 2013 Welcome Welcome to this month’s edition of “Ask the […]


Movie Review: The Crash Reel

The Crash Reel is a deeply moving feature length documentary about traumatic brain injury (TBI). In it, filmmaker Lucy Walker masterfully tells the story of champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce and how he and his family’s lives were changed forever after one fateful moment. This film works at many different levels. At first the audience might […]


Movie Review: No Kidding! Me 2!!

No Kidding! Me 2!! is both the title of a film and the non-profit organization behind it dedicated to “stomping the stigma” surrounding mental “dis-ease”. The documentary is the directorial debut of actor Joe Pantoliano, who has appeared in such films and TV series as The Sopranos, The Matrix and Memento. Pantoliano’s goal is to make brain disease “cool […]

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Faith Based Role in Behavioral Health Roundtable Discussion

The Danya Institute/Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center was pleased to be able to support this effort of the Maryland faith community on July 25, 2013 at St. James Episcopal Church in Baltimore.  Entitled “Where the Hurting Meet the Holy”, an outstanding group of presenters discussed “Building Community through Courage, Commitment, Compassion and Coalition.”  We […]


Movie Review: The New Black

The New Black is an engaging and timely documentary by Yoruba Richen “that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.” The film demonstrates that while stigma against homosexuality certainly exists in some segments […]

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Affordable Care Act Resource List

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): Enrollment  and consumer information: www.healthcare.gov Health Insurance Marketplace Information: http://marketplace.cms.gov/ The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight: www.cciio.cms.gov Publications and Articles:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/publications-and-articles/publications-and-articles.html Multimedia information:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/multimedia/multimedia.html Widgets and Badges:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/widgets-and-badges/mp-badges-english.html Spanish materials:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/spanish-materials/spanish-materials.html Other language materials:  http://marketplace.cms.gov/getofficialresources/other-languages/other-languages-materials.html Fact Sheets for other programs such as SNAP, WIC, Head Start, […]