Bradford Health Services to Sponsor Addiction and Recovery Virtual Education Series
Six-week series to feature Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall as keynote speaker
Bradford Health Services is proud to announce its sponsorship of The Journey Series, a free, six-week webinar series on addiction and recovery resources and education. The series kicks off on Sept. 3 with a live keynote address from Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and continues each Thursday through Oct. 8.
The series will cover several topics, including the science of addiction, how to ask for help, the impact of the opioid epidemic, and resources for families of those struggling with addiction. Continuing education contact hours are available with four of the sessions.
“Addiction is a true crisis in Alabama,” said Sherie Schaffer, MS, ADC, LPC-S, NCC, Bradford’s Director of Clinical Operations and an event organizer. “We want these sessions to not only drive awareness to this crisis but also show that there are many paths to recovery. It looks different for each person, so they or those who care for them may not realize the available support and treatment options. We hope to shine a light on the great resources in our state.”
Session speakers include Bradford’s Schaffer and Corporate Medical Director, Dr. Mike Wilkerson, and Madison Medical Director, Dr. Brent Boyett. The lineup also features other area professionals and peer support specialists from state-certified facilities and faith-based programs.
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The Journey Series is an extension of The Journey Day, an annual event held in Jefferson County by the Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. The Recovery Ministries partnered with Walker County Health Action Partnership (HAP) to offer the event in Walker County. The series was made virtual to comply with the COVID-19 pandemic “Safer at Home” ordinances.
“It is a blessing in disguise because we now can safely reach people across the state and beyond,” said. Rachel Puckett, MS, a series organizer and Behavioral Health Development Manager for Capstone Rural Health Center and HAP. “By going virtual, we are able to bring together experts from a wide variety of recovery organizations. We are presenting a united front of care for those living with addiction.”