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INTER-CARE Ltd. is a comprehensive treatment service provider for individuals and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies. We are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, offering a broad range of outpatient services.  Inter-Care began in 1988 as a two-person clinical practice and is now a multi-disciplinary facility with a staff of twenty full-time staff members. We are a medical-model with an emphasis on family involvement in treatment. Our outpatient treatment programs serve the greater New York community.  Inter-Care's focus is on long-term recovery and personal growth for the individual and the family. We provide the professional care and support, experience and tools that go beyond total abstinence, giving our clients the ability and the positive energy to take on life's daily challenges.

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SASSI-3: The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Instrument
Administration, Scoring and Interpretation

Facilitated by: Nick Lessa, LCSW-R, MA, CASAC, Executive Director, Inter-Care

Session I: Administration and Scoring
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
9 am - 12 pm

Session II: Clinical Interpretation
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014
1 pm - 4 pm

Inter-Care, 51 E. 25th St.
NY, NY 10010 - Lower Level

A quick and reliable, screening tool for detecting substance use disorders even in those who minimize their problem.

• Updated version for the DSM-5
Indispensable for those coerced into treatment and unwilling to share information
• Adult and adolescent versions
• Excellent graphs for comparing the extent of one’s use patterns with other gender-specific, U.S. citizens
• Separate subscales for treatment readiness, defensiveness, risk of legal problems, and codependency
• Helpful for motivating individuals towards treatment

Upon completion,participants will be SASSI-certified to administer and interpret the screening instrument. Approved for 6 CASAC hours.

About the Presenter, Nick Lessa, MA, LCSW, CASAC:
In the field for over 30 years, Nick Lessa is the Executive Director and Partner of Inter-Care, a private, state licensed outpatient treatment center in New York City. He is also President and Clinical Director of Chat 2 Recovery, an online therapy program. Mr. Lessa is an Associate Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work and the lead author of two books ‘Concise Guides to Mental Health: Substance Use Disorders’ and ‘Living with Alcoholism and Drug Addiction’.

Session I: $50
Session II:  $50
Both Sessions: $90

Please RSVP by Sept. 10, 2014 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (212) 532-0303 x 319

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    The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Instrument
    Two Sessions
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    9 am - 4 pm
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