Addiction: The Taboo Subject, educational event 9/24 and 10/3.
The most dangerous belief a parent can have is "Not my kid. Not my family. Not in my backyard." The truth is, it's already here.
Our community is experiencing a deadly epidemic and we need your help. Will you be part of the solution?
Join us for an eye-opening, free event that will strip down this stigmatized topic that often is only spoken about in whispers. You will hear from people who have survived addiction and found a full life in recovery, from family members grieving the loss of a loved one, a neuroscientist in recovery, and from local leaders in prevention and treatment.
Topics the program will cover:
-What is addiction – a disease or a choice?
-The prescription painkiller and heroin epidemic – how did we get here and what can we do about it?
-Common signs of substance misuse – how to spot them and respond to them.
-How you can fight back as an informed community member.
-Local and national resources for help
All participants can take home a free drug deactivation pouch which will safely neutralize any unused medications you may have, from the comfort of your own home. No waiting for drug take-back days, or searching for a drop box.
Lord of Life Lutheran - 13421 Twin Lakes Drive, Clifton, VA 20124
WHEN (two options)
- Sat., September 24th, 9-11 a.m.
- Mon., October 3rd, 7-9 p.m.