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Adult Forum – Addiction Series
September 23 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Sunday, repeating until October 14, 2018
Beginning September 23 – “A Course on Addiction”
A four week series facilitated by various parishioners and guests, including Linda Cook and Eleanor Stromberger.
We now have more medical knowledge about how drugs hijack the brain so that someone pursues drug use to the exclusion of everything else. The brain is tricked into harmful behavior.
This lecture deals with understanding the features of abuse, dependence and craving, why some people become addicted and others don’t, the role of genetics, how drugs affect the brain, the science of specific drugs, America’s opioid epidemic and the obstacles to effective treatment.
September 30-Addiction and the Human Spirit
Led by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Webb
October 7–Recovery I
October 14–Recovery II
Led by Eleanor Stromberger-Diocesan Recovery Ministries
“Alcoholism, drug dependency, co-dependency, eating disorder and other addiction affect many persons in our diocese. We believe that shame about these diseases, combined with a lack of information and knowledge of resources, keeps many people from receiving the help and treatment that is available. We are committed to reducing the shame and offering hope through on-going awareness and education….” Purpose Statement, Commission on Recovery Ministries