Riley's Wish Lecture Series

Synthesizing how we can better serve co-occurring issues in various settings and help families support their loved ones.

 Presentations from November 09, 2018

OCD Spectrum Disorder and Substance Use Disorder Special Issues with Young Adults, Lori Johnson, M.A., LPC, LAC, Clinical Director - In Focus Counseling, Lakewood CO

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Obsessed and Hungry: Understanding OCD and Eating Disorders, Steven Tsao, Ph.D., Co-founder - Center for Anxiety & Behavior Therapy, Bryn Mawr, PA

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"Addiction is universal. It is not a new problem, but recently record numbers of Americans have lost their lives to addiction. Families and professionals alike seem confused as to the best way to combat this growing, deadly problem. Frederick “Riley” Sisson was excited to share this article to raise awareness to those afflicted with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and addiction; sadly he lost his courageous battle to OCD and addiction from an accidental overdose on September 1, 2014. He was just 25 years old. Right up until his death, he was an advocate for those suffering from OCD and addiction. This article reflects Riley’s work. Riley inspired many people not only in his short life, but also in his death. Margaret, his mother, is devoted to carrying on his work and his message. So here’s to you, Riley!"

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