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Amazing Grace: An educational lunch & learn on our local opioid crisis

Join us for Amazing Grace, an educational lunch & learn on our local opioid crisis

Thursday, April 26, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Paul J. Ciener Botanical Garden, 215 South Main St., Kernersville, NC

Cost of $15 includes lunch

Register online HERE  by April 20. Seats are limited

For information contact Barbara Saulpaugh


With a better understanding of the facts about this public health emergency, help Kernersville and the surrounding area become a community that offers radical grace, mercy and support to all affected by the opioid crisis.

Who should attend? Faith leaders, first responders, business leaders, educators, counselors, coaches, local government & community members.

CEU credits: 2 hours continuing education credits offered at $10 (paid separately)

Attendees will leave with:

  • A brief history of the opioid crisis and recent facts and figures about its severity.
  • An understanding of how and why people get addicted to opioids.
  • What is Naloxone and how does it work?
  • Information on different treatment alternatives.
  • Stories from a parent and also peer specialists in recovery.
  • Practical suggestions on what you can do in your life right now to help this crisis.
  • A resource guide for the community including support groups and how you can help first responders.
  • Suggestions on what to say and what not to say to support families/caregivers of those addicted.
  • How to approach and talk to those addicted.
  • Ways to support someone grieving when a life is lost.

Meet the faculty leading this program:

Steven Scoggin, MDiv. Psy.D, LPC. Associate Vice-President of Behavioral Health and President of CareNet Counseling.

Dr. Margaret Rukstalis, MD, an addiction specialist who has studied the brain and behavior change for over twenty-five years. She received her MD at Dartmouth Medical School and is currently on faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine and has coauthored more than fifty scientific articles and book chapters.


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