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JUNE 18. 2020


Steven Drzewoszewski

Steven Drzewoszewski

Director of Addiction Services

Hackensack Meridian Health

Steve Drzewoszewski (Jevo-shef-ski) is the Director of Substance Abuse Counseling Services and the Director of the Blake Recovery Center at Hackensack Meridian Health Carrier Clinic. He believes that “all change begins with resolving ambivalence and everyone is capable of change”. Steve has been in the field of addiction treatment for over 15 years and can see over 1,200 patients a year at the Blake Recovery Center. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree of Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree of Social Work from the University of Southern California. Steve presents and educates regularly on multiple topics related to substance use disorders and has been interviewed for multiple publications and media over the years. Steve is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has been practitioner of motivational interviewing for over 10 years. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor and a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer.

Thought Leader Session

Addiction & Trauma Informed Care After COVID-19

This workshop takes an in-depth look at how Covid-19 has affected how professionals in behavioral health and addiction services deliver treatment to those in need. The presenter will discuss the affects of social isolation, fear, stress, anxiety, and trauma on individuals suffering with substance use disorders during the Covid crisis. This presentation also includes projections related to what we could expect in behavioral health and addiction services once the Covid crisis resolves. The presenter will explore post Covid interventions and the role of trauma informed care in a post Covid world.

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