Springs Recovery Connection in conjunction with
The Coalition for Prevention, Addiction Education, & Recovery (CPAR),
and the Pikes Peak Library District is hosting a COMMUNITY LISTENING FORUM: SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AND RECOVERY

Event Type: Adult Library Programs
Age Group: Teens, Adults, Seniors

Community members are invited to attend this listening forum where a panel of community representatives will listen to a variety of speakers share how substance use has impacted them and their family. The forum provides an opportunity to raise awareness about addiction in the community, inspire positive dialogue about recovery, and provide information for local residents, law enforcement, elected officials, and other stakeholders about the various barriers to achieving and challenges of sustaining recovery.

Charlie Smith, the regional director for SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services) will moderate the listening panel comprised of Colorado Springs Interim Police Chief Vince Niski, State Representative Terri Carver; El Paso County Commissioner Longinos Gonzalez; D-11 Director of Counseling and Wellness Cory Notestine, and Clinical Psychologist, Substance Abuse Prevention Services, United States Air Force Academy, Dr. Dillon L Small.

After the discussion, we will also provide resources to help connect people with recovery options. PPLD is hosting this event in partnership with the Coalition for Prevention, Addiction Education, and Recovery (CPAR), a program of Community Health Partnership, and Springs Recovery Connection.

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Almost 21 million Americans have at least one addiction, yet only 10% of them receive treatment.