Tag: Drug Addiction

Winter Symposium on Addiction Disorders

Jaywalker Lodge will be exhibiting and attending the Psychotherapy Associates Winter Symposium January 29 – February 2 in Colorado Springs.  Please join us in the hospitality suite Tuesday morning from 8am – 11:45am for refreshments and discussion of our programs and best practices.  We will be exhibiting at booth #24.  Bob Ferguson’s talk titled  “It’s All Greek to Me- A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Launch of a National Sober College Fraternity” will be Tuesday 1:45-3:15pm. All other details regarding they Winter Symposium may be found at http://cspaws.com

Speak Out, Speak Up

I won’t tire of writing about the heroin epidemic that is sweeping our nation.  An infectious social and medical issue that is ignored will continue to thrive and will remain virulent and contagious. This epidemic needs to be eradicated.  The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman brings to light the darkness of addiction while the NY Times article (see link below) tells a similar personal story of a previously unknown small town mom, a small town girl and a small town tragedy.  The girl and her mom are not famous, but the story is reminiscent of heroin’s notoriety. It is suspected that this young girl’s death was the seventh fatal heroin overdose in this small town (population: 13,000) during the last eight months. Our voices need to ring of recovery.  Our voices need to ring of hope.  There is a way out of despair and darkness.  It is called recovery.  Speak…

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