Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment
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Our Staff




Lois Jordan, LCSW, LCDC
Owner/Executive Director

Lois is Owner and Director of Solutions Outpatient Services, which opened in 1995. In September 2013, Lois also opened Soul Food, an eating disorder IOP for adult men and women who struggle with anorexia, bulimia, and/or binge eating. From 1988 until February, 1999, she owned and maintained a private practice devoted to individual, group, and family therapy. From 1985 to 1988, she served as the Executive Director of the Chemical Awareness Council (now known as C.A.R.E.). Lois was recognized in 1987 as both Highland Park's and University Park's Most Distinguished Citizen and was the Grand Marshal in the Highland Park 4th of July Parade for her contribution in the areas of chemical dependency and codependency. She has served on the board of the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, C.A.R.E., and the Twelfth Step Ministry. Lois is also a nationally recognized speaker and has made guest appearances on national and local television and radio shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS 11 News, NBC 5 News, KTRK-TV's Debra Duncan Show (Houston's ABC affiliate), KRLD 1080's Legal Eagles Show, 570 KLIF Radio's Weekend Well-Being Show, Today’s Family TV Show, and several others. Most recently she was a Special Guest on The Curtis Initiative on KLIF 570AM on April 21, 2013 and was interviewed on ABC 8 News on December 12, 2013. She has also presented to the Texas Society of Adolescent & Child Psychiatrists and has taught at UT Southwestern Medical School to the adolescent psychiatry fellows numerous times.




Mary Donna Noack, MA, LCDC, LPC
Clinical Director

A graduate of Vanderbilt University with a major in psychology, Mary Donna began her career in the substance abuse field in 1992 when she became Director of Education for CARE, counseling and educating at-risk youths and families affected by alcohol and drug addiction. She continued her work with adolescents as a counselor for the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and as Assistant Supervisor of the Dallas County Juvenile Department Substance Abuse Unit. Mary Donna most recently worked at Homeward Bound Treatment Center in Dallas, serving as Sr. Counselor for Women’s Detox and Residential Unit and as Director of Outpatient Services. Mary Donna joined Solutions in March 2001. Additionally, she has developed and presented prevention and education programs to schools, churches, and community organizations throughout the Dallas Metroplex. Mary Donna obtained her masters degree in counseling at Amberton University in 2004. She is the mother of two grown sons, a past member of the Junior League of Dallas, and a past Board Member of CARE at Park Cities YMCA. Mary Donna’s personal experience with addiction and recovery and her counseling experience with virtually every level of substance abuse treatment (prevention, education, outpatient, residential, and detox) provide her with not only a comprehensive understanding of the denial, progression, and devastation that are intrinsic to the disease of addiction but also with the hope, healing, and miracles that are the gifts of recovery.



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James Carrell, LCSW, LCDC, CDWF
Counselor

James is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). His most recent endeavor includes becoming a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDWF), the cutting edge process on shame resilience and vulnerability, established by Brené Brown PhD. James is truly passionate and has dedicated his life to helping individuals find their inner strength and persevere through their addictions into a world of recovery which enables them to enjoy a full life.


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John M. Talmadge, MD PLLC
Consulting Addiction Psychiatrist

Dr. John Talmadge has been active in the teaching and practice of psychiatry for more than 30 years. A graduate of Dartmouth College and the Duke University School of Medicine, he has practiced in Texas since 1976, entering the field of addictions in the 1980's. Dr. Talmadge was among the first physicians certified by both The American Society of Addiction Medicine and The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He has served on the faculties of five medical schools in Texas, including The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he helped start the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program and served as training director for several years. He is currently Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and continues to play an active role in medical education, writing, and research. His latest project is a book on alcoholism and other addictions.



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Deborah Huber
Office Manager

Deborah began her association with Solutions in the spring of 2007 as a practicum student pursuing her LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) degree at Eastfield College. In September of 2007, she became Solutions' office manager. Her voice is the first voice you hear when you call, and her smiling face greets you when you walk in Solutions' door. Deborah has been involved with the recovery community since 1983 and has served as a volunteer and supporter of the 24 Hour Club, Magdellan House, and The Dallas Lecture Series. She brings a wealth of experience, strength, and hope to Solutions Outpatient Services' team.



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Bill Jordan
Business Manager

Bill has been involved with Solutions since its inception. In addition to being owner in a commercial real estate brokerage business, Grady Jordan & Company, Realtors, he serves as Solutions' Webmaster and Designer, computer network system consultant, desktop publisher, and overall troubleshooter for the various business systems. He is a Life Member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a past Committee Member of CARE, a Board Member of Another Solution, Inc., and is a past Chairman of the Dallas Community Police Awards Committee (represented by 12 major civic groups in Dallas, including the Salesmanship Club of Dallas) that selects the Dallas Police Department's Officer of the Month. Bill and Lois have been married since 1973.





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