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Tackling Addiction: Internal and External Factors

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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 to attend, but registration is required. Join us in person or listen online at home! Events take place at Doylestown Hospital in Conference Room J from 5 to 6 pm.

Events

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Alcohol Addiction and the Family

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

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Understanding Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)

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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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) and the Family

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

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2020

Tackling Addiction: Healing with Support

Finale Event | 9:30 am to Noon in Conference Room J, Doylestown Hospital

Expert speakers share their knowledge on the importance of understanding family roles in addiction, and share personal stories behind the opioid crisis statistics to decrease stigma. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with local mental health professionals and other attendees, learn when and how to seek help, build a support network and better understand the role addiction plays in their life. Free event

 

Past Events

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Addiction 101

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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Understanding Alcohol Addiction

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

 

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