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This free workshop will include presentations from multiple speakers who will discuss substance use from a biopsychosocial perspective. The intended audience is service providers working with vulnerable individuals who may be currently engaging in drug or alcohol use or are at risk of becoming dependent upon a substance. Community members are also welcome to join.  

The goal of the workshop is to cover topics related to substance use in order to develop the provider’s understanding of the disorder and its treatments, so that they can better assess and assist the individuals that they serve.  
The day will cover the following topics

Stigma- How we perceive individuals that suffer from mental health and substance use disorders
Substance Use and Peer Recovery- A peer’s journey to recovery.
Evidenced Based Treatments for Substance Use
The Physiological Aspects of Substance Use

​​“Taking an Outside Perspective- Coping with the Changes Dementia Brings”

Presented by: Sharon DeBoever, BS, MEd - Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator     

When:  April 17th, 2018 -- 6:30 pm

Where:  Christ Lutheran Church, lower level (Click for directions : 2807 N Augusta St. Staunton, Va. )

Topics to be Discussed:  

  • Changes that occur in the various stages of Alzheimer’s
  • Specific tips to the caregiver on how to assist oneself and the person with the diagnosis
  • Value of self care of the caregiver
  • Resources for additional outside assistance will be provided. 

This program is free of charge and open to the public. RSVPs will be helpful but not required in order to accommodate seating and planning for “light” refreshments.

RSVP to MHAA office, 540.886.7181 or 

7 CEU's for this program