Presented by the Samaritan Ministry in partnership with ADAMHS
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023; 9am-4pm
Format: On ZOOM & in person at Stella Maris (auditorium)
6 CEU’s will be available through ADAMHS.
Snacks and Beverages will be provided to those attending in person. Sandwiches will be available for purchase.
Alcohol & Other Drugs: The Problem
What Families Should Know
Jim Joyner, LICDC-CS
Joyner & Associates
Addiction: A Brain Disease
Elena Yanchar, D.O.
Psychiatrist/Family Medicine Physician
Finding Helpful Resources
Judy Stowe, MA, LICDC-CS
Addictions Consultant (Retired)
Understanding the Twelve Steps
How Can the Faith Community Help?
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?
- Family Members
- Addiction Professionals
- Parish/Community Members
- People in Recovery
- Spiritual Directors
- Jackie Krejcik, MA
- Jim Joyner, LICDC-CS
- Judy Stowe, MA, LICDC, Chairperson
- Rev. Anthony Scheurger
What is Addiction Awareness for Families About?
This one-day workshop was developed to provide some helpful tools for families, professionals 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 problems caused by abuse of alcohol & other substance-related consequences and what families should know. It explores the 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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