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 https://www.scccmh.org/events/recovery-summit/
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 www.scccmh.org or call St. Clair County Community Mental Health at 810-985-8900.