Presented by the Samaritan Ministry in partnership with ADAMHS
The next workshop is scheduled for Spring of 2023.
6 CEU’s will be available through ADAMHS.
The Impact of Addiction on Others
Jim Joyner, LICDC-CS
Joyner & Associates
Addiction as Brain Disease
Dr. Elena Yanchar, Addiction Medicine Psychiatrist
Treatment Options: Finding Help
Judy Stowe, MA, LICDC-CS, Retired Addictions Consultant–Cleveland Clinic
Bringing the Twelve Steps to Life
Your Church & Addiction/Recovery
Jackie Krejcik, Certified Lay Ecclesial Minister
There is a $20.00 fee for this program that supports the St Malachi Parish’s Mother Teresa Ministry which provides crucial aid during times of extreme need (rent; utilities; transportation) to keep individuals on the verge of homelessness from ending up on the street.
Who Should Attend?
- Addiction Professionals
- Parish/Community Members
- People in Recovery
- Family Members
- Spiritual Directors
- Jackie Krejcik, MA
- Jim Joyner, LICDC-CS
- Judy Stowe, MA, LICDC, Chairperson
- Rev. Anthony Scheurger
What is the Addiction Awareness Workshop?
This one-day Workshop was developed to provide some helpful tools for professionals, families and others whose lives are connected to individuals with alcohol and/or other drug-related issues.
The program consists of educational sessions formulated to increase awareness of substance-related consequences and effects on others, deepen understanding of addiction as a brain disease, suggest options for help, explain the use of the 12 Steps in recovery and strengthen the church’s ability to minister to individuals who are experiencing problems caused by substance abuse.
Why Is It Needed?
Substance abuse touches every community, especially with the current opiate epidemic. Statistics suggest that 66% of the population uses alcohol and/or other drugs. Of those individuals, 20% experience major life consequences resulting from abuse (e.g. drunk driving, health problems — just two of MANY problems) and 10% develop the disease of alcoholism/addiction. Every alcoholic/addict affects 4 to 5 other lives.
What Will You Learn?
During each session, speakers will discuss relevant topics including:
- Addiction as a brain disease
- Effects of drinking/using on others
- Treatment and assessment tools
- 12 step programs of recovery
- Resources in the community
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