Register for this virtual Zoom presentation:

Dr. James DiReda and Jack Maroney along with their childhood friend, Henry Grosse (in memoriam) co-authored The East Side of Addiction, a story of an inner city neighborhoods coming of age during the drug culture of the 60’s.

This virtual presentation’s objectives include:

  • Understand the risk factors and signposts of addiction among seniors
  • Identify the impact of substance abuse among the elderly using a bio-psycho-social framework
  • Discuss strategies for managing substance abuse disorders in the over 50 population
  • Understanding the challenges posed by COVID-19 in treating substance abuse disorders

This program has been approved for 2 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D80513.

You will receive the Zoom meeting details after registering. Reach out to Pam Annunziata at with any questions.