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Recovery Summit Registration Now Open

By St. Clair County Community Mental Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (PORT HURON, MI) – St. Clair County Community Mental Health is  hosting the 2022 Recovery Summit Virtual Series throughout the month of September during  National Recovery Month. The live, one-hour webinar sessions are free and open to anyone who is interested in attending. Registration is available now until the beginning of any session  at 

Session topics are all related to substance use and its effect on the individual, family and  community. Presenters will speak from a diverse range of perspectives, including people in  recovery, addiction professionals, physicians and more. Some of the Series speakers include: 

∙ Dr. Janis Romanik, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center – Medications for the  Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder 

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∙ Dr. Daniel Clauw, University of Michigan – Nociplastic Pain: A New Name for an  Old Type of Pain 

∙ William Castro and Amanda Ballesteros, Michigan HIDTA – An Overview of  Current and Emerging Drug Threats 

∙ Amy Meilink, JD, Legal Services of Eastern Michigan – Getting A Clean Slate:  Determining Eligibility for Criminal Record Expungement 

∙ Lori Kehoe, MA, Sanford House – The Link Between Eating Disorders and  Substance Use 

∙ Thomas Seilheimer and Lonnie Sharkey, Region 10 PIHP – Treatment Options and  Accessibility of Substance Use Disorder Services in St. Clair County 

∙ Alyse Nichols and Cassidy Livingston, St. Clair County Health Department – How  to Talk to Your Teen About Substance Use 

Sessions may count towards continuing education credits for a range of professional  disciplines including certified addiction specialists, social workers, healthcare providers, first  responders and law enforcement officers. Full details regarding continuing education credits is  available on the event webpage. 

St. Clair County Community Mental Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Debra Johnson  stresses the importance of people coming together to tackle the national drug crisis saying,  “Recovery is most sustainable and successful when we uplift individuals and strengthen our  community supports. Because of the accessible format of this series, we hope to include many professionals working in the health and human service fields as well as other interested  community members.” 

For more information, visit the SCCCMH website at or call St. Clair  County Community Mental Health at 810-985-8900.

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