Our first series was intended to create awareness and draw attention to the opioid epidemic right here in the Treasure Valley.
This second series is designed to help families of addicts. Addiction is a disease that reaches everyone close to the person dependent on opioids. The effects of addiction seep into the lives of the entire family as well as friends and even co-workers. It can be crippling.
This series is intended to help families identify the addiction; educate them on what steps are needed to address the situation; and inform them about options for help. Support and recovery are not just needed for the addict. It’s needed for the families, for those who feel like they’re going crazy; for those who’ve been told they’re imagining things, seeing things or overreacting. It doesn’t have to be this way.
On April 19th, find out why addiction is a disease and what that does to the family dynamic. Learn what treatment options are best for your family and finally you’ll hear from addicts and their families, sharing their personal struggles and triumphs.
Everyone in the community is encouraged to attend.
Series 2 Speakers:
• State Representative Sue Chew – Good Samaritan Law
• Addiction 101 - Janette Day, CADC, Ada County Drug Court Counselor and Former Treatment Center Supervisor
• Accessing Treatment - Josh Bode, MSW, Veterans Justice Outreach, V.A.
• Recovery Panel - Moderator: Judge Lynn Norton
• 6:30-7:00 pm Community Support exhibit booths
• 7–8:30 pm Supporting Families of Addiction Presentation
• 8:30-9 pm Community Support exhibit booths
Please share this event to help us spread the word. We want to support as many families effected by addiction as we can. The distress, confusion and heartbreak can stop.