Topics in Addiction

Date 09/11/18 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Presenter(s) Lauryn and Keegan Wicks
Location College of Medicine, C3860, Zoom
Event URL https://psu.zoom.us/j/698471858
Description

Addiction and Recovery

A First-hand, Family Perspective: Regaining Wellness in an Ill-equipped Community Environment

In honor of National Recovery Month, please join us in welcoming the mother and son duo Lauryn and Keegan Wicks as they host an open and honest discussion focused on Keegan’s experiences with substance use disorder and long-term recovery and Lauryn’s experiences as a concerned parent turned advocate. They will discuss their journeys and the great ways they are working to help other individuals and families struggling with issues of substance use disorder.

Light refreshments will be served.

About our speakers:

Lauryn Wicks comes from a health and managed care background and is highly active both locally and nationally in advocacy and recovery work. Among her many many credits, she is active in the Commonwealth’s Drug and Alcohol Programs, the PA Drug and Alcohol Coalition, the Advisory Council for a large SAMHSA grant, and PA’s statewide recovery organization, PRO-A. Nationally she works with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and is a founding member of its National CRAFT-based peer parent coach program.

Lauryn’s son, Keegan Wicks, CRS, is a person in long-term recovery and active in advocacy, counseling, and management in the recovery field on the local, state, and national levels. He is involved in the CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), the Workforce Development Steering Committee for the PA Governor’s office/ Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs collaboration, PRO-A, and the Pennsylvania Mental health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA). Keegan is a sought after speaker and educator.

 

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