Community Happenings

Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) is hosting their first annual one-day Power of Hope conference on November 2. 

PAL wants to bring together people from various communities with a personal and/or professional connection to substance use disorder (SUD). We can highlight the importance of restoration of our loved ones and their families affected by this disease by engaging the spectrum of recovery and being change agents around this issue. Through best practice methods, we are confident we can foster change and build a network of like-minded individuals and organizations.

Those who attend will be a part of a daylong event designed to attract individuals, parents, business leaders, counselors, treatment centers, social workers, public health leaders and religious communities—anyone who has a loved one or knows someone who has battled with substance use disorder.

This year’s feature speakers include Dr. Kevin Leman, internationally known Christian psychologist, award-winning author and New York Times bestselling author; Dr. Holly Geyer, Associate Professor of Medicine and consultant in the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic; Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health (world’s largest funder of research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction) and Dr. Don Middleton, Board-certified Family Physician who is currently at the internationally renowned Meadows Behavioral Health

In addition to the feature speakers, the conference will feature breakout sessions, interactive activities, evidence-based research, and educational and networking opportunities. Together we can impact the substance use crisis through hope and education by unifying the community to be change agents, to transform lives, and to take a well-rounded approach to recovery.


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