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Substance Abuse and Older Adults

Substance Abuse and Older Adults
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Start Date
03/22/2023 12:00 pm
End Date
03/22/2023 1:00 pm

Join us as we welcome three members of the clinical team at Caron. For more than 65 years, Caron has helped thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families begin to manage this chronic, treatable disease.

Dr. Ming Wang, the Medical Director for the Older Adult Program, Diana Santiago, Clinical Supervisor, and Dr. Devon Dautrich, Supervisor of Psychological Testing Services.

a man in a suit and tieMing R. Wang, M.D. is an addiction medicine physician and an associate medical director at Caron Treatment Centers. He oversees the Detox and Chronic Pain Programs and Caron’s nursing staff and serves as Medical Director for the Grand View and Older Adults Programs.



a close-up of a woman smilingDiana Santiago is the Clinical Supervisor in the Older Adult Program, providing clinical oversight for the program. She also does individual, group, and family therapy, and runs psychoeducational groups.  She is a member of Caron’s trauma team, trained in cognitive processing therapy (CPT), a proven modality to treat trauma.



a person with long hairDr. Devon Dautrich, Ph.D., Supervisor of Psychological Testing Services. Dautrich draws from her extensive background in working with children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of mental and behavioral health concerns, including mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders.


• Learn about the unique issues surrounding older adults and substance abuse
• Gain an understanding of the signs of substance abuse
• Learn what you can do to help

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