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Solutions to addiction in the family with Beautiful Boy author David Sheff

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New Westminster, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax

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Join Author David Sheff in a community dialogue to address drug-use and addiction in the family.

A 2 hour dialogue session with interactive Q&A

Join David Sheff as he discusses the impact the disease had on his family, and what they ultimately learned from this heart-breaking experience. What were the early warning signs? What would they have done differently? Can you prevent this from happening to your family? How can we have greater compassion and understanding for this disease?What do to, enabling, codependency, relapse and many more topics

Multiple dates and cities:

  • September 5, 2019 - New Westminster, British Columbia, 6:30 pm Anvil Centre

  • September 11, 2019 - Calgary, Alberta, 6:30 pm, Telus Convention Centre

  • September 13, 2019 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, 6:30 pm, RBC Convention Centre

  • September 20, 2019 - Regina, Saskatchewan, 6:30 pm, QueensBury Centre

  • September 24, 2019 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, 6:30 pm, Pier 21



EVENT DETAILS

6:00 pm- Registration with light refreshments. Books will be available for purchase.

7:00 pm - Speaker presentation followed by Q&A.with Moderator Linda Lane, interventionist

9:00 pm - Program concludes.

David Sheff

An American author of the books Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy and Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Just Say Know: Helping Families and Communities Face the Drug-use and Addiction

In the past, people thought addiction was a choice made by people without will power or morals, who wanted to get high no matter how much they hurt their loved ones – or themselves. Suffers were shamed and blamed. We demanded of them confession and contrition.

But addiction isn’t a choice. It’s a progressive, chronic, and potentially fatal disease. People who are ill don’t need blame, chastisement, or punishment, but compassion, support, and the best medical treatment available.

Addiction doesn’t only affect the one who’s ill, but their family; every family with an addicted loved one knows the confusion, debilitation, and fear. Like their addicted loved one, they need support. They also need help navigating what can be the most harrowing challenge they’ll ever face.

The good news is that the addicted – and their families – can heal. No person or family can face addiction alone. To help our loved ones and families, communities must come together and work together. Our efforts must involve the efforts of parents, teachers and schools, social services agencies, providers of health care, businesses, faith-based groups, law enforcement, politicians, and others. When we face addiction together, we move out of darkness and suffering and into light, hope, and healing.



Linda Lane Devlin


Moderation provided by:

Linda Lane Devlin of Interventions on Demand

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New Westminster, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Halifax

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