Southern New England's Certified Elder Law Attorney
Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts Certified Elder Law Attorney
Don Drake - Community Education
Boston, Hartford, Providence, and Philadelphia. He structured, hired, supervised, and trained staff in providing behavioral and addiction treatments to adolescent, adult, and senior clients, including those with HIV/AIDS.
Besides his career in human services and addiction treatment, he also worked as a professional wrestler and television producer for multiple wrestling organizations in the United States, Japan, the Philippines, and Europe part-time and full-time, retiring in 1997.
During his wrestling career, Drake held the National Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Championship, the Tri-State Wrestling Alliance Heavyweight Championship, the Polynesian Heavyweight Championship, and several regional titles. This work allowed him to travel the world, visiting a variety of cultures and countries, giving him a unique insight into the human condition and how other societies planned for and treated their seniors.
In his role with Connelly Law Offices, Ltd., he presents workshops on health-related matters for seniors, assists seniors presenting with histories of addiction and mental health issues, and coordinates workshops and workshop development with Attorney Connelly and his staff.
Don, a retired licensed clinician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is a dedicated human services organizational trainer with over 40 years of human services and law enforcement experience in a variety of milieus providing direct care, supervisory and managerial services, which include correctional, residential, hospital/medical and out-patient settings. He is also a retired professional wrestler in the New England Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
He has over twenty years of experience providing staff and community training in human services, licensing preparation, program and organizational development, and curriculum development. He served as Program Administrator and clinical director at facilities in
He has worked as a trainer for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health presenting the Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention training, a 1-2 hour educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond. Drake also worked as a trainer for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, a non-profit health agency dedicated to reducing the social, financial and emotional costs of a gambling disorder, as a certified trainer for the Crisis Prevention Institute, an international training organization that specializes in the safe management of disruptive and assaultive behavior and was a Certified Hepatitis C Educator with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
In 2012, he developed and hosted a major workshop featuring medical providers, state political leaders, law enforcement personnel and treatment program administrators at Shattuck Hospital in Boston called "Good Drugs Gone Bad" about the opioid epidemic and the over-prescribing of prescription pain medications.
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