PATHWAYS TO RECOVERY LECTURE SERIES
Beginning in May 2017, we began to offer community talks to raise awareness about relevant issues associated with addiction and recovery. In the fall of 2017, we offered 5 lectures that were well attended, which encouraged us to expand beyond Appleton. In February and March 2018, we offered two lectures in Oshkosh.
We schedule a lecture every month during the school year on relevant topics that were chosen based on feedback from the audience from the previous year. NOTE: Because of the COVID 19 Pandemic, the April 14 Lecture has been canceled. The May 12 Lecture may also be canceled. Stay turned for updates.
We began videotaping the lectures on November 30, 2017 when Officer Jason Weber, Fox Crossing, presented on Current Drug Trends. All of the taped lectures are posted on The Megan Kelley Foundation FB page.
We invite community members to come and listen with an open mind. Please do not think this cannot possibly happen to your family because truly it can happen to any one of our families. No one should be saying, “Not my child”. You really can’t stop what you don’t know...that is why we provide tours of the Hidden in Plain Sight bedroom where people can walk through and experience a hands-on search for clues of substance abuse. If you are interested in holding a Hidden in Plain Sight bedroom tour at your school or company, contact Bev Kelley-Miller, 920-428-2564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Way too many overdose deaths occur right here in the Fox Cities, and beyond. Because of the stigmas of addiction, silence actually contributes to more deaths. Megan was born in 1993, and Wisconsin recorded 18 heroin overdoses. In 2015 when Megan died, there were close to 300 heroin overdoses, but all toll 878 overdose deaths from illegal as well as legally prescribed medications in Wisconsin. Addiction does not discriminate; it can happen to anyone. 26 million people in the US suffer from the brain disease of addiction.