Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hazelden To Host Free Addiction Treatment Symposium Tuesday Night

Hazelden in Naples addiction treatment center will present a free symposium titled, “Motivating Change: Addiction Treatment versus Incarceration,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hodges University, 2655 Northbrooke Drive.

The event will feature a panel of experts including Collier County Circuit Judge Christine Grieder; Gerald Berry, founding member of the law firm Berry, Day & McFee; Collier County Judge Janeice Martin; David Schimmel, CEO of the David Lawrence Center; and Patrick Krill, director of Hazelden’s Legal Professionals Program.

The symposium will provide helpful information to the community to shed light on:

- Why addiction is a disease that requires treatment
- The powerful relationship between addiction, mental health and criminal behavior
- The important role of drug and mental health courts
- The rationale for addiction treatment versus incarceration

The free symposium will take place in the main auditorium.

For more information call 239-659-2351, or e-mail mcampbell@hazelden.org.