Saturday, April 18, 2015

Reid to host presentation about addiction and its impact

The community is invited to “How Addiction Impacts Our World,” a presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 20.

Presenter David Hill, LMFT, LCAC, a counselor for Reid’s Employee Assistance Program, will talk about the many kinds of addiction, how addiction affects everyone and how to deal with it.

“Addiction is a big problem in our culture, and all of us are affected by it,” said Hill. “It destroys families, causes job loss and ruins lives. Even our taxes are affected, since the government funds treatment programs to help people overcome addictions. This presentation will look at big picture issues, but also help people deal with addiction in their own families.”

Hill says he will help participants understand what addiction is, what it looks like and how it can affect people from all walks of life, ethnic backgrounds and education levels. “Addiction has been around for hundreds of years, and there is no quick fix,” he said. “That said, people can help family members and friends who are struggling with addiction, and get involved at the community level as well.”

This presentation will take place in Lingle Auditorium on the hospital’s lower level. To register, please call 765-983-3104.

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