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March 2015

Pain Management and Addiction

Monday, March 2, 2015,  7:30 pm -  9:00 pm (ET)

Webinar sponsored by International Nurses Society of Addictions (IntNSA)

 

Speaker: William Lorman, JD, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN

Webinar Description: Patients who suffer from a pain syndrome have a right to be pain-free, even those suffering from an addictive disorder. The issue is not whether or not to use opiate analgesics, the issue is how to best manpm8age their administration. This program will provide an understanding of the neurobiology of addiction and pain and how to properly manage the patient. A case study will be presented demonstrating the problems and issues surrounding such management.

Educational Objectives:

• Describe the final common pathway for reward and pleasure.
• List the types of pain and pain signals.
• Differentiate between pseudoaddiction, addiction, and physical dependence

 

The International Nurses Society on Addictions CNE is accredited by the California Board of Nursing for nursing contact hours. The California Board of Nursing has accredited this program for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

 

Click Here to Register

Webinar
Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance

 

March 5, 2015 | 2 p.m. Eastern Time

 

Many people now have health insurance but may not know how to use it. This webinar will discuss how to read your insurance card, how to find a doctor, what you need to know to make an appointment, and what to do in case you have a health emergency. Key terms will be discussed as well as recommended health screenings. We will highlight the From Coverage to Care materials on health insurance literacy during the webinar.

 

Join by Phone Only: 1-415-655-0051 
Access Code: 910-370-456 — The PIN is the # key.

 

Register for the Webinar

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

March 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Surrender and Trust

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

12 Step Spirituality

March 14, 2015

Steps 8 and 9: "Forgiveness Takes Work"

 

Each Session:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal
  • Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

Motivational Interviewing Basics for Tobacco Dependence Treatment.

 

The training is being held from 8:00 to 4:00 on March 16 in Mankato and March 17 in St. Paul. This training is for professionals who serve people with mental illnesses and chemical dependency to help to build their skills in helping their clients being to consider tobacco dependence treatment.

 

6.5 CEUs for Social Work are available.

 

Free to attend. Registration is limited.

Register online

 

RECOVERY ADVOCACY SEMINAR

Fight Stigma! Speak Out! Promote Recovery!

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Metro State University Founders Hall Auditorium

700 7th Street East

St. Paul, MN 55106

 

Join us for a seminar on Recovery Advocacy and find out what YOU can do to support the Recovery Community.

This seminar is for all supporters of the recovery community including students, faculty, community members and professionals and will provide you with the tools and training to:

  • Become civically engaged to advocate for recovery issues important to you
  • Speak out about recovery in a clear and credible way that will help move the recovery community’s advocacy agenda forward
  • Promote recovery by advancing public awareness of the reality of recovery
  • Connect with, talk to, and educate your elected officials about issues surrounding recovery
  • How to turn your ideas into laws: the process of making legislation in Minnesota

 

Keynote Speaker Betsy Hodges is the 47th mayor of Minneapolis and a woman in long-term recovery. Mayor Hodges will talk to the importance of the recovery community being civically engaged, running for office as a person in recovery and the importance of having more persons in recovery elected to public office.

 

 

Registration Deadline: March 13 To register, click here

 

For more information contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

April 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

April 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Practice What Principles?

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

Improvisation Classes for LADCs, Recovery Coaches & Peer-To-Peer Volunteers

 

Off Script

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

Minneapolis, MN

Off Script Improv Class

 

Off Script is offering an improvisation class designed specifically for LADCs, CDCs, Recovery Coaches and MRC Peer-to-Peer Support volunteers.  This class has been approved for 11 LADC continuing education units.

 

In this 6 week class you will learn how improv can develop your listening skills, ability to connect and respond to your patients. You will also learn to use improv to help patients focus on the now and generate "I statements".  No previous improv experience is required. Class will run for 2 hours over 6 weeks starting on Saturday, April 11th ending May 16th.  Classes are $125.00 and can be paid on the first day of class.  Please reserve your spot in the class today.

Register Here
12 Step Spirituality

April 11, 2015

Guest Speaker Bob N. Step 10: "Emotional Sobriety"

 

Each Session:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal
  • Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

Progress Valley's Road to Recovery Breakfast
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sustaining Life-Long Recovery & Building Health Communities

Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Check-In Begins at 7:30AM
Program 8:00 to 8:55AM

Event Details:
Join us for Progress Valley's first Annual Road to Recovery Breakfast.  Learn about our mission to help people help themselves.  Hear inspiring stores from men, women and family members as they share their personal journeys.

There is no cost to attend.  We hope you will consider making a gift or pledge to support Progress Valley and those we serve.

Location:
Pinstripes Restaurant
3489 Gallagher Drive
Edina, MN  55435

Online Registration:
You can register on our event page, click here:

For questions, to register and sponsorship information:
Email Lisa at lbuck@progressvalley.org or call at (952)-374-5540

Additional Information:
Free parking is available in the parking lot or ramp.

Visit our website at www.progressvalley.org

May 2015

12 Step Spirituality

May 9, 2015

Step 11: "Pray All Ways"

 

Each Session:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal
  • Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

May 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Spiritual Recovery
from Trauma and Abuse

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

June 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

June 18, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Love and Romance

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

July 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

July 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Hope

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

August 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

August 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Finding Joy In Life

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

September 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

September 10, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Becoming Happy

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

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