This fall the National Catholic Council on Addictions (NCCA) is bringing inspiration and education about the disease of addiction, offering workshops in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. That’s right, we’ll be traveling coast to coast in October, bringing valuable information for all who are affected or afflicted by addiction.
One of our services is to offer educational workshops that focus on Addiction 101 topics such as the Medical Aspects of Addiction, Family and Addiction, Addiction Resources and How Spirituality Affects Addiction. We also touch on how a faith community can start a Substance Addiction Ministry. We know that AA is a key to long-term sobriety, but we also feel that another support group offered through your faith community can be so beneficial in one’s recovery.
Faith communities can take simple steps that can help them play an effective role in healing and supporting hurting congregants to find their way out of the silence and pain alcohol and drug abuse has brought to their family’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. (See our two most recent blog postings.)
The workshops will be held at Immaculata University in Malvern, PA on Monday, October 7, 2013 and at St. Thomas the Apostle School in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 19, 2013. The Los Angeles Workshop will be offered in two tracks- Spanish and English.
Register on-line at the following links:
St. Thomas the Apostle School on Oct. 19 (English Track): http://nccatoday.org/ai1ec_event/ncca-los-angeles-addiction-recovery-workshop/?instance_id=20
St. Thomas the Apostle School on Oct. 19 (Spanish Track): http://nccatoday.org/ai1ec_event/ncca-los-angeles-addiction-recovery-workshop-spanish-track/?instance_id=17