Hope in the Face of Addiction

The Women’s Fund of Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Don Ajamian Construction, Inc., and the Redding Record Searchlight will present a groundbreaking film and expert panel on October 8th at the Cascade Theater in Redding, 5:30 to 8:00 PM to discuss what is being done in our local area about addiction. The evening will feature the film There But For The Grace of God, from the producers of Seattle Is Dying. The film examines how and why several selected addicts took the paths they did, revealing their personal obstacles, desires and fears.

Following the film a panel of experts from a range of local law enforcement and addiction treatment programs will outline the work currently serving this segment of our population from white collar professionals to people barely able to make a living.

Panelists include:

Lynn Dorroh – CEO, Hill Country Health and Wellness Center

Greg Greenberg, MD – Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine Specialist, No Rx Abuse Coalition

Doug McMullin, MD – Shasta Community Health Center

Lt. Dale Marlar – Custody Division, Shasta County Sheriff’s Office

Tracie Neal – Chief Probation Officer, Shasta County Probation Department

Paul Scipione, MD – Redding Rancheria Recovery Center

Cost: Free Registration

-from press release
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4 Responses

  1. Avatar Jist Cuz says:

    ‘BOUT.TIME +!+

  2. Avatar Russell K. Hunt says:

    The brain only remembers the good times while under the influence. If one keeps a diary of the bad things that happen, then it is a strong motivator to change, as this recall tool, shows the self destruction one does to oneself .

  3. Avatar James Montgomery says:

    I have beaten 4 addictions/habits; alcohol, speed, tobacco and pot, and I am on the Board of Directors of Empire Recovery Center, so I have some interest in the subject. I have come to believe that only one thing consistently leads to recovery- desire. It requires a strong desire. The stronger the desire, the greater the chance of success.
    Hope, faith, and social support all matter, but without desire it does not happen. It is not enough to wish you wanted to quit, either. You have to somehow move beyond wishing to wanting.
    The question then becomes, how to engender and strengthen desire?

    • Avatar Beverly Stafford says:

      When my husband was a working pharmacist, people would ask if those various “quit-smoking” products work. His response was, “Yes, but only if you truly want to quit.”