Final Public Seminar On Addiction Will Be Held In Altoona

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The last of 4 free seminars focusing on Addiction is scheduled for May 29, 2013. It will be held at the Holiday Inn Express in Altoona, PA

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St. Joseph Institute and the Blair County Drug and Alcohol program will hold the final free seminar of the four part public seminar series on recovery, relapse preventions, help for families and stopping addiction before it starts on May 29th. The final topic, Recovery: preventing relapse and living well, will be presented at the Holiday Inn Express at 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd at 7pm.

No reservations are necessary, there is no charge, and refreshments will be available. The final topic, Recovery: preventing relapse and living well, will be presented at the Holiday Inn Express at 3306 Pleasant Valley Blvd at 7pm.

“Addiction takes a heavy toll on families who want to help someone with an addiction, but often do not know how. We will offer support, encouragement, and resources,” said Judy Rosser, executive director of the Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program.

“Our goal is to provide information that will help families, friends, and people struggling with addiction, to break free from the destructive power of this disease,” stated Michael Campbell, president of St. Joseph Institute. “We want to offer strategies and tools that will help the addict, the alcoholic, and their families to move into recovery.”

The sponsors feel a great urgency to help the community address the problem of drug and alcohol addiction. Every 25 minutes there is a death in the United States from a drug overdose. Driving under the influence is a major problem. Addiction is tearing apart families, destroying careers, finances, relationships, and lives.

The Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program supports area residents with free help and services including assessments, prevention programs, DUI services and information. http://www.blairdap.org 814-693-9663

St. Joseph Institute is a residential rehab center providing a personalized program with individual counseling at a beautiful campus between Altoona and State College. http://www.stjosephinstitute.com 814-692-4954

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