Dede Dwyer, RN, DARC, CARN

Dede Dwyer, RN, DARC, CARN

Care Coordinator Training Liason

Dede is a Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (2015-present) and brings with her 38 years of varied nursing experiences. Dede earned her RN diploma in 1980 from Ona Wilcox School of Nursing with an A.S in Science from Middlesex CC. In 2005, Dede earned an A.S. DARC (Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor) degree (with honors) from Tunxis CC. Over the years, Dede and a colleague have developed numerous educational presentations on the subject of substance abuse among healthcare professionals and has worked closely with nurses in recovery for over 21 years.

Professional experiences include over 2 decades in Labor & Delivery and Special Care Nursery with Certification in Maternal Newborn Nursing. While with the Connecticut Nurses’ Association, she was involved in the legislative process in support and development of an alternative to discipline program for healthcare professionals - Health Assistance InterVention Education Network (HAVEN).

Dede is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) as well as a Charter Member and the first secretary of the CT Chapter of IntNSA. Dede began as a Care Coordinator with Aware Recovery Care in 2016 and is now the CT Care Coordinator Training Liaison for New Hire Education