You Are Not Alone

Join us on September 25  at the Mary Queen of Peace Parish Center for our You Are Not Alone event. The Counseling Solutions program of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans works together with the Substance Addiction Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans to present a series of community education forums on opioid abuse.

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What To Expect

Kevin Gardere of Bridge House/ Grace House will give the welcome speech and introduce the guest speakers. Guest speakers will include Dr. A. Kenison Roy. Dr. Roy is the Founder and Medical Director of Addiction Recovery Resources, Inc. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the recipient of the 2006 Excellence in Treatment Award from the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, the recipient of the 2008 Annual Psychiatric Leadership Award presented by the Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association, and was recognized as a 2008 Healthcare Hero by New Orleans City Business Magazine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tulane Medical School.

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Opioid use, addiction, and overdose is currently a vital issue facing the United States as a whole. There were an estimated 33,000 opioid related deaths in 2015.  Our goal is to help families and community members to learn more about this crisis, to better understand the causes, signs, consequences of opioid use and abuse, as well as treatment resources for individuals coping with addiction and their loved ones.