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Lawrence County: Clergy Recovey Support Education Forum

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Gum Springs Baptist Church

932 Wesley Chapel Rd

Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

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People recover from addiction every day. Families are rebuilt. Lives are restored. But recovery rarely happens in a vacuum. It takes a community willing to stand beside the person, to support them, and to help lead them out of the darkness.

The State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services has launched an exciting, new mission partnering with faith-based communities across the state. Together, we are building a recovery network comprised of compassionate and concerned citizens who are reaching out to those struggling with addictions and connecting them to vital substance abuse services. Your congregation can join this effort.

Attendees will...

  • Meet Dr. Stephen Loyd, Clinical Director of Substance abuse Services. Learn about "The Addicted Brain and Cognitive Impairment"
  • Learn about the disease of addiction and understand what recovery is and how both affect the community and how it may be affecting members of your congregation.
  • Have the opportunity apply as a Certified Recovery Church OR Faith-Based Organization in the State of Tennessee.
  • Meet Faith Based Recovery Support and Treatment Programs from around the state
  • Learn about Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions and their work in the communities in Tennessee and how congregations can support coalition’s efforts to prevent substance abuse and what strategies address the impact on the region.

JOIN US ON December 5th, 2017 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Doors open at 4:30) at Gum Springs Baptist Church, 932 Wesley Chapel Rd, Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/macon-county-incorporating-recovery-support-within-your-congregation-or-faith-based-organization-tickets-36791348915


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What if my church leadership doesn't have time to attend? What if our church is a small church?

They can send an ambassador. Anyone in the church can have the knowledge and start the conversation. It could be YOU. All you need is an interest in learning more. And this does not have to take up a lot of time. Churches often support and comfort people who are hurting, this training will give people additional tools to help provide that support.

Is this only for churches?

We are reaching out to churches AND faith based organizations. While we are reaching out to them, if you feel you can gain something helpful from this you are welcome to attend.

For more information contact:

Jenny Golden, Director, Lawrence County Substance Abuse Coalition 931-244-5533

email: LCSACoalition@gmail.com


Allen Burnette: Project Lifeline Recovery Coordinator Region 5 South Ph.: 931-308-7689 email:

allen.b.burnette@gmail.com


Monty Burks Director of Faith-Based Initiatives, Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Ph: 615 770-1783 email:

Monty.Burks@tn.gov


This project is funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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