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. Since then we’ve been asked to bring the Pathways to Recovery Lecture Series to Fond du Lac and to Green Bay.
Beginning on January 30 through May 16, 2018, we are providing nine (9) community talks featuring new speakers and topics such as Methamphetamine abuse, Suicide Prevention, Recovery Panelists, Medication-Assisted Treatment Options, Sober Living, the LEAAP program in Appleton/Oshkosh, Dual Diagnosis, Recovery Coaches and a Panel of Experts who will speak about different treatment options to wrap up the Spring 2018 lineup of lectures.
We began videotaping the lectures on November 30 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.
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.