League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County Presents "Understanding Substance Use Disorders" April 20th Event
Substance use disorder affects everyone in Santa Cruz County. The term “substance use disorder” (SUD) describes a broad spectrum of overuse of a substance, resulting in adverse consequences, often accompanied by co-occurring mental health problems.
The League of Women Voters of Santa Cruz County presents “Understanding Substance Use Disorders”, an event on increasing access to treatment and recovery services and how this can improve the quality of life for everyone in our community.
Nicole Keadle, program coordinator for the Community Corrections Partnership Speakers’ Bureau through Sobriety Works, will discuss how the Talk About It campaign fosters an informed and compassionate county-wide response to substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. You are given the opportunity to find out how this community partnership breaks down barriers to treatment in order to improve health and well-being for all in Santa Cruz County.
You’ll hear from two speakers’ bureau participants about their journey to recovery from substance use disorders. Paul Maartense, an extraordinary man who has never let life’s struggles overcome him, will speak about the connection between substance use disorders and mental illness, and about the ability people have to change if given the chance. Renee Delisle, an inspiring young mother, has used her lived experience and struggles to start over to create a positive change in our community. She will share her recovery experiences and her passion for helping those affected by homelessness and domestic violence.
To learn more about SUD and hear about lived experience, join the League of Women Voters and the Talk About It campaign on Thursday, April 20 at Encompass Community Services, 380 Encinal Street #200, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Bring your own lunch; doors open at 11:30; the presentation will be from noon to 1 pm. The meeting is free and open to the public.
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