About Lisa Werth
Lisa Werth began her work in the field of substance use over 20 years ago, and has been working diligently ever since to develop meaningful and effective methods to reach individuals who struggle with substance use, eating disorders, family violence, and much more. Her mission is to reduce the shame and stigma around substance use and to educate decision makers about the importance of treatment oriented psychoeducation.
Through her collaboration with public court systems, mental healthcare professionals, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and other clinical social workers across several states, Lisa developed the court-approved Get S-M-A-R-T™ Curriculum as an alternative to traditional Substance Use Disorder treatment classes and programs. Not only has she spent several years developing her own curricula, she also serves as the reviewing clinical social worker for the Purdue University Pharmacy Department Continuing Education program, where she reviews and critiques programs for for scientific rigor, evidence-based practice and conflict of interest.
Research is clear: Children of caregivers who use substances (alcohol and other drugs) commonly report a profound feeling of being left out, feeling isolated, sad, frequently scared, and disconnected from their parents. They wonder why the substance seems more important to the parent than they are. These experiences are the foundation for Lisa’s passion for addressing the unhealthy use and harmful effects of substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, synthetics, opiates, and more.
Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) living and working in Lafayette, IN with her husband and two children.