About

2017 marks the 27th year of the Addiction Studies Institute (ASI) sponsored by Talbot Hall at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. What began in 1990 with 100 participants has expanded to over 1,000 each year from more than 21 states and less than 10 speakers has grown to more than 60 each year.

Every year we strive to bring the highest level of dynamic educational sessions available which are directly geared to the chemical dependency counselor, social worker, professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, prevention specialist, nurse, psychologist, physician, other healthcare specialists, criminal justice professional, clergy and educator.

To provide a diverse learning environment the Institute Planning Committee Members represent multiple areas and backgrounds.

Pat Bridgman, MA, LICDC
Consultant

Curt Brown, MS, LICDC, BRI I
Director, Talbot Hall
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Eleanor Garrison, MA, CMP
Institute Manager
Garrison and Associates, Inc.

Mark Garrison, CTA
Director of Marketing & Communications
Garrison and Associates, Inc.

Deborah Hoy, RN, MSN
Consultant

Brad Lander, PhD, LICDC
Psychologist/Clinical Director, Talbot Hall
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Traci Mason, MA
Executive Director
Recovery Works Columbus / Pinnacle Treatment Centers

John Sexten, MA, LPCC-S
Chief – Bureau of Correctional Recovery Services
Ohio Department of Mental Health And Addiction Services