Opioid Seminars

HEROIN/OPIOID
SEMINAR SERIES

PRESENTED BY
ALDERSGATE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH


 

"The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic is reaching all sectors of society, with most of this addiction created by prescription drugs promoted for pain management and, frankly, for profit."

This is one of many insights shared through AUMC's four-week Heroin/Opioid Seminars to equip Christ followers to be agents of change, compassion, and action.  The presenters are excellent and provide moving stories, the stark reality of which underscores how closely this destructive epidemic is hitting "home," and the ways you and I can be informed and actively engaged.

Make time to watch these presentations as we pray and live out "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven."

                                                                    - Troy Howell, Pastor

Aldersgate's Pastor:  Troy Howell

WEEK ONE SEMINAR

The Local Epidemic and a Pastor’s Heart

Pastor Robert Bishard Jr. Pastor of Young’s United Methodist Church

Heroin/Opioid Epidemic Overview-Local Statistical Information-Resources   

Mr. Jack Carroll, The Executive Director of the Cumberland-Perry County Drug and Alcohol Commission

Addiction-Gateway Drugs-Stigma

Ms. Fern Wilcox MHS LPOC CAAD, Executive Director of Daystar Center for Spiritual Recovery

WEEK TWO SEMINAR

The Local Impact-Gateway Drugs-Drop Box

Steven Junkin, Chief of Police, Hampden Township Police, Mechanicsburg PA

EMS & the Opioid Epidemic-Naxolone

Duane Nieves, Director of Field Operations & Chief Holy Spirit EMS - A Geisinger Affiliate

Opioid Abuse & Heroin Epidemic-Prescription Painkillers & Heroin Usage-Treatment-Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Carrie DeLone M. D., Medical Director Holy Spirit Medical Group- Holy Spirit a Geisinger Affiliate

WEEK THREE SEMINAR

PANEL DISCUSSION

Opiates Prevention-Gateway Drugs-Prescription Drug Abuse-SAP & Treatment-Youth Aid Program-PA Youth Survey-Resources-Legal Implications

Chad Acker M Ed B.H.S , Drug & Alcohol Prevention/Intervention Specialist of the Cumberland-PerryDrug & Alcohol Commission, The Student Assistance Program

Mr. David Gilbert, 10th Grade Principal, Cumberland Valley High School

Lisa Harrison, Director, Cumberland County Youth Aid Program

WEEK FOUR SEMINAR

Addiction & Recovery 101-“My Story”

Kristin Varner, Director of Training & Advocacy, RASE (Recovery Advocacy Support Education)

 Family Forum on Addiction

Pastor Robert Bishard Jr., Pastor of Young’s United Methodist Church

Jill Whitmyer, Young’s United Methodist Church

The God of Resurrection

The Rev. Troy Howell, Pastor of Aldersgate United Methodist Church