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April 2016

Tuerk Conference on Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

April 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baltimore Convention Center,
Pratt and Sharp Sts.
Baltimore, MD United States

Speakers include: Michael Botticelli, MEd, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP); Leana Wen, MD, MSc, Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department; William G. Borchert, Writer and producer, was nominated for an Emmy in 1989 for the highly acclaimed Warner Brothers movie "My Name is Bill"; Mel Pohl, MD, Medical Director, Las Vegas Recovery Center. Barbara Allen, Executive Director of James' Place will be participating in the "Empowering Families: A Panel of Family Members" workshop presented at 2:00…

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July 2016

The Compassionate Friends National Conference

July 8, 2016 - July 10, 2016
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess,
Scottsdale, AZ United States

"Hope Rises on the Wings of Love" is the theme of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) 39th National Conference, which will include many workshops and sharing sessions.  There will also be a performance by TCF's very special guests International superstar Olivia Newton-John, Canadian singer/songwriter Amy Sky, and Nashville-based singer/songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman. Barbara Allen, Executive Director of James’ Place and Vice President of the TCF Board of Directors will present a workshop “Beyond Losing a Loved One to a Substance Related…

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August 2016

“Chasing the Dragon” – Documentary Showing & Panel Discussion

August 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville,
800 South Rolling Rd.
Catonsville, MD 21228 United States
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In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults on the dangers of addiction. On Thursday, August 25, from 6-8 p.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville, Center for the Arts Building, join us for a free screening and a panel discussion with treatment and recovery experts, health professionals,…

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International Overdose Awareness Day

August 31, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St John’s Episcopal Church,
9120 Frederick Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042 United States
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Due to severe flooding in Historic Ellicott City, the event location has changed. International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is…

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September 2016

“Generation Found” – Documentary Showing on Recovery High Schools

September 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Snowden Square Stadium 14,
9161 Commerce Center Dr
Columbia, MD United States
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From the creators of the groundbreaking film, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE, comes GENERATION FOUND, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. And so in one of the largest cities in America, visionary counselors, law school dropouts, aspiring rock musicians, retired football players, oil industry executives, and church leaders came together to…

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FED UP! Rally

September 18, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sylvan Theater,
Washington Monument Grounds
Washington, DC United States
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The FED UP! Rally and March to Capitol Hill is a call for immediate, coordinated and comprehensive federal action to end the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs. Registration for the FED UP! Rally on Sunday, September 18th, is free. Registration for the FED UP! Reception at the National Press Club on Saturday evening, September 17th, is $25 and is required. The registration fee includes food and non-alcoholic beverages plus a…

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February 2017

Breaking Heroin’s Grip: Road to Recovery

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TV/Live Streaming

Maryland Public Television (MPT) and over two dozen other local TV and radio stations to air a new program called BREAKING HEROIN'S GRIP: ROAD TO RECOVERY on February 11 at 7 p.m. Breaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery is a poignant and personal documentary shedding light on our region’s pressing heroin problem. Told through the lens of adults that have experienced heroin’s grip first-hand, viewers will get an authentic look inside the complexities of this harrowing epidemic. The program includes…

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Bittersweet – Hope Beyond Substance Related Los

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Webenar

Join us for a webinar on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM EST. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8082205791605374210 Are you concerned about the epidemic of overdoses in the United States? If so you are not alone! Join Dr’s. Gloria and Heidi Horsley and Alan Pedersen, Executive Director of the Compassionate Friends as they explore with bereaved parent and addiction advocate/expert, Barbara Allen, the cause and treatment of the disease of addiction. Be part of the discussion by texting in your questions and…

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April 2017

Tuerk Conference on Mental Health & Addiction Treatment

April 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Baltimore Convention Center,
Pratt and Sharp Sts.
Baltimore, MD United States
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Many Paths to Recovery For complete program and registration information, see: https://www.ncaddmaryland.org/ht/display/ConventionDetails/i/29693/pid/290

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August 2017

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD)

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St John’s Episcopal Church,
9120 Frederick Rd.
Ellicott City, MD 21042 United States
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International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Overdose Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable. Join us for a public event to remember those who have…

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