Lori Drop – Office Manager

BIO: Lori Drop has been a valued member of the Greenbriar team for over 20 years.  As an Office Manager, Lori provides vital support to clients and staff, ensuring the treatment process runs smoothly. Lori is often the first point of contact for individuals and families seeking recovery.  Her welcoming personality and friendly demeanor make…

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Ken Montrose, M.S. ED. Director of Trainings and Publications

BIO: Ken Montrose has worked for Greenbriar since 1999.  Prior to establishing Greenbriar’s training and publication division, he was the Director of Clinical Services for two years. For eight years he worked as an addiction specialist at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, establishing recovery programs for patients suffering from severe mental illnesses. A Certified Alcohol…

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Jenny Sismondo, MSW Dual Diagnosis Therapist

BIO: Jenny is a Dual Diagnosis therapist at Greenbriar Treatment Center’s Washington Inpatient location.  She has been with Greenbriar since 2010, where she began her career in the addiction recovery field.  Jenny holds a Master of Social Work degree and also brings valuable lived experience as a person in recovery for 16 years to her…

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Vito Romantine – Counselor Assistant/Treatment Tech Supervisor

Bio: Meet Vito! Vito is a Counselor Assistant and the Treatment Tech Supervisor at Greenbriar Treatment Center – Washington. Vito has worked with Greenbriar for the past five years, providing direct care to our Detox and Inpatient residents. As a Counselor Assistant, Vito provides crucial support to residents and inspires them to continue their journey…

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Antonia Harris, M.S. Ed. – Program Supervisor

Bio: Toni received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Vincent College followed by a Master of Counseling degree from Duquesne University.  She has worked in the addiction field for 22 years and has spent 15 of those years employed at Greenbriar Treatment Center. Toni has held multiple clinical roles throughout her career and is currently…

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Drugs of Misuse and Their Effects: Depressants vs. Stimulants

Depressant medications and illicit drugs work by slowing down the brain and body.  Stimulant medications and illicit drugs work by speeding up the brain and the body.  Depressants and stimulants affect similar parts of the brain, but they work in direct opposition to one another.  If you think of classes of drugs as a driver…

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