We are please to announce that we have rescheduled:
Addiction and the Family:
How Families can help.
The new date is:
Wednesday September 17, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 PM
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We have very exciting news! SSTAR, with family intervention funding from the MA Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, is sponsoring a community education forum for families.
Learn about how addiction develops in the family, the biology of addiction, and how families can help themselves.
6:30 to 8:00 PM
SSTAR’s Conference Center
|PRESENTER: Judith Landau, MD, is a child, family and community neuropsychiatrist. She is the co-developer of the ARISE Model of Family Intervention. Dr. Landau draws from 30+ years of research and experience aimed at facilitating long-term healing for addicted individuals and their families. She has consulted to the United Nations, World Health Organization, and several U.S. government agencies. She has taught in 100+ countries and consulted with the governments of a number of different countries. Read full bio here.|
Additional Family Support for Addiction
Groups at SSTAR:
Addiction 101: This group covers how addiction develops in the family, the biology of addiction, the recovery process, and resources available in the community. Meets Sundays from 12:00 – 1:00 PM in the SSTAR Classroom. Open to all.
Family Support Group: Education about addiction and support are offered to family members of addicted individuals. Meets Wednesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 PM in SSTAR Classroom. Open to all.
For more information about these groups, please contact us at 508 558 0376.
More about ARISE & Dr. Landau:
SSTAR PRESS RELEASE – UPDATED: September 4, 2014
Heroin Epidemic: Help for Families
Fall River, MA, September 4, 2014– SSTAR is pleased to announce the rescheduling of our public forum, Addiction and the Family: How Families Can Help to Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
In June, Governor Patrick declared heroin use and overdoses a “public health emergency”. There were more than 185 overdose deaths in Massachusetts between November and February. Fall River has long been at the epicenter of the heroin epidemic. A 2003 MA DPH report put the Fall River area death rate from alcohol and other drug use at more than double the state average. Fall River residents are admitted to publicly funded treatment programs at 218% of the statewide average. Injection drug use is reported to be more than four times the state.
With the current opiate crisis and epidemic of overdoses, families are desperate for information and help. SSTAR, with family intervention funding from the MA Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, is sponsoring a community education forum for families on Wednesday September 17th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the SSTAR Conference Center 386 Stanley Street, Fall River. Judith Landau, MD, will speak to Southcoast families on Addiction and the Family: How Families Can Help. Dr. Landau is an internationally recognized expert on addiction and families. She consults with the United Nations, the World Health Organization, public health officials of governments around the world, and US government agencies such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She is a child, family, and community neuro-psychiatrist. Dr. Landau is the co-developer of the ARISE model of family intervention. ARISE is the model implemented by SSTAR’s Family Intervention Program. SSTAR is hosting a public forum as SSTAR and Dr. Landau believe strongly that families are a powerful resource in helping addicted individuals recover. Her approach to intervention is based on a belief that families are inherently healthy, competent, and resilient. These characteristics can be mobilized to influence their addicted loved one and support their recovery. Information about the disease of addiction is critical to family effectiveness in this situation and Dr. Landau’s presentation will arm participants with some valuable tools. SSTAR Family Interventionists and other SSTAR staff will be available to talk with forum participants about treatment resources