Join us for a FREE series of monthly discussions addressing substance abuse from a personal, family and community perspective.
According to the Pennsylvania Health Department, the overdose epidemic is the worst public health crisis in Pennsylvania. Thankfully, Bucks County has many local organizations that can help.
Starting in January 2020, Doylestown Health will host a series of five in-depth discussions that address the interrelated issues of substance abuse and mental health. Led by local addiction and mental health professionals, topics include understanding what addiction is, addiction's impact on the family and community, and the relationship between substance abuse and mental health. The series concludes with a grand finale event in June 2020.
Events are free, but registration is required.
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 5 to 6 pm
Supporting individuals with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is very challenging. Learn from experts what your loved one is going through, understand how your loved one's SUD is affecting you, and gather resources to manage your mental health and the mental health of your loved one during recovery. Speaker:Gordon Hornig, MSW, LSW, Penn Foundation
Tackling Addiction: The Role We Play (Webinar)
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 10 to 11:30 am
COVID-19 has brought a halt to everything except mental health and addiction. In fact, the current public health crisis has put the spotlight on the need for increasing mental health and addiction services and resources. As Doylestown Health remains committed to breaking down barriers of addiction through the pandemic, we are delivering a special 1.5-hour "Tackling Addiction" event directly to you in your home! Join expert speakers as they highlight family roles in addiction, share personal stories behind the opioid crisis, and ultimately, share invaluable information guiding attendees to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Attendees will leave feeling fully supported with resources in-hand and with a new lens around the disease of addiction prepared to help loved ones and our community at large.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Getting help with addiction is challenging if you do not understand the basics of addiction. Learn what addiction is, how it occurs and the effects of addiction on the individual, as well as the family and community. Speaker: Dana Cohen, MA, M.Ed., Marriage and Family Therapist
Understanding Alcohol Addiction
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Alcohol addiction is a term used to describe a disease that affects both the brain and behavior. Join us to understand what feeds alcohol addictions before they occur, both physically and psychologically, as well as available treatment options. Speaker: Ana Rosado, LSW, CAADC, Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc
Alcohol Addiction and the Family
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (Canceled)
Alcohol addiction impacts more than the individual living with the disease – it affects the lives of the individual's loved ones. Learn the importance of understanding your loved one's struggle, and how to protect your mental health while caring for individuals combating alcohol addiction. Speaker: Marjorie K. Morgan, LPC, Chief Operating Officer, Lenape Valley Foundation
Understanding Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
It can be very difficult to seek help for a person experiencing a substance use disorder (SUD) if you do not understand the basics of how a SUD develops. Learn the principles of how substance use, misuse and abuse can increase an individual's risk for developing a SUD. Discussions will explore the effect of drugs on the body and mind, how preexisting mental health conditions can be risk factors, and treatment options. Speaker: David Fialko, BS, ICPS, NCTTS, Council of Southeast Pennsylvania
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Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.