A Community Event: Addiction & Recovery Educational Forum

 

The County of Northampton Drug and Alcohol and Center for Humanistic Change will be offering an Addiction & Recovery Education Forum on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. This event is a virtual event, free and open to the public via pre-registration at https://www.thechc.org/event_calendar/event_calendar.html. Brian Sabo, Rhonda Miller and Eric Klein will be the facilitators for this event.

Brian Sabo: As a Certified Recovery Specialist, Brian is passionate about helping others struggling with Substance Use Disorder. As Director of Hope Center, a safe haven for individuals suffering from SUD, he encourages and inspires others to live a life of recovery. Brian will share his own story, discuss treatment options and explain how Hope Center directly impacts the community

Rhonda Miller: Rhonda’s family was forever changed by her son Ben’s struggle with substance use disorder and subsequent overdose death. Today, as a Certified Family Recovery Specialist, and the force behind Speak Up for Ben, Inc. and the Oasis Community Center, she is dedicated to helping families affected by addiction. Rhonda will share her family’s story, Speak Up for Ben’s mission, and discuss how stigma around SUD affects families.

Eric Klein: In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Eric teaches the Certified Recovery Specialist course at NCC, where he co-developed their Collegiate Recovery Program. Eric serves as a board member of REACHLV, a newly opened youth recovery center, and personally identifies as a person in recovery. Eric will explain the role of Collegiate Recovery Programs and why they work, discuss the concerns around reaching underrepresented populations in the recovery community, and address the issue of stigma as a barrier to treatment. Eric prefers the pronouns he/him/his.

Event Name:        Addiction & Recovery Educational Forum

Date:                     Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Location:              Zoom – Log-in info included with registration.

Time:                     Tuesday, Sept 22, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

How to Register: https://www.thechc.org/event_calendar/event_calendar.html

 

The Center for Humanistic Change is a not-for-profit agency that gives community members the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. We do this by providing alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention education and life skills training focusing on decision making for positive choices.  For 40 years, CHC has developed and delivered high quality educational programming throughout the Lehigh Valley. We serve individuals of all ages.

 

This Forum is funded by PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Northampton County Drug and Alcohol.

 
Information provided to TVL by:
Pam James
Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director
Center for Humanistic Change, Inc.
http://www.thechc.org/