The Hidden in Plain Sight bedroom set up will be in Fulton County tomorrow! Many people to be educated! Shoot us a message if you’d like to have us set up to provide education to anyone over 21!! #spreadingawareness
HANCOCK COUNTY ADDICTION COALITION SPONSORING ANDREW DEWEY – FROM ADDICTION TO RECOVERY
The Hancock County Addiction Coalition invites adults in the community to hear Andrew Dewey discuss his journey from addiction to recovery on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, from 7–8 pm at The Legacy Theater in Carthage. The event is free of charge.
Dewey will share his story with Hancock County junior high and high school students during the day at assemblies. He has personally experienced addiction of both opioids and alcohol. He says it is his “great passion to help bring healing to these people who have lived through trauma and especially addiction or alcoholism.” He is now over seven years clean and sober. Mr. Dewey states he “enjoys sharing his experiences with others in hopes that he can reach even just one person and possibly save a life from drug overdose.”
Maureen Crawford, Co-Chair of the Hancock County Addiction Coalition, had the opportunity to hear Andrew Dewey at a statewide conference sponsored by the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network, and said, "Andrew has quite a story to share. He recently spoke at schools in Clinton, IL, and made a significant impression on both students and staff. We look forward to his presentations in Hancock County."
The Hancock County Addiction Coalition will also have the Hidden in Plain Sight display set up for public viewing in the lobby of The Legacy Theater from 5:30 until 7 pm. The Hidden in Plain Sight display is an adult (21 years of age and older) education display that is a model of a teenager’s bedroom containing many items that appear innocent but that are actually drug paraphernalia or red flags that may indicate substance use.
The Hancock County Addiction Coalition is also sponsoring guest speaker Tim Ryan, founder of the A Man in Recovery Foundation, for a community presentation on addiction and recovery on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, beginning at 7 pm at the Legacy Theater. Both Mr. Dewey’s and Mr. Ryan’s appearances were made possible by West Central Illinois Area Health Education Center, funded through a grant received from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
The Hancock County Addiction Coalition mission is to Support, Treat, Educate and Prevent addiction in Hancock County. For more information about the Hancock County Addiction Coalition or the Hidden in Plain Sight display, contact HCAC by phone at 573-240-0404, or by email at email@example.com. You can also visit their website at www.hcacil.org or by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HCACSTEP .
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Many thanks to these awesome ladies! We want to thanks our Hancock County Addiction Coalition members also for helping! Raigan Brown Maureen Crawford, Ada Bair, Joe Little. Thanks to community members who supported along with our sponsorships and in kinds along with our donors. It takes a lot of people to make a campaign successful! Thanks to The New WCAZ for promoting our event to the public. Many thanks to Andria Miller for providing such a wonderful venue at Smokin' Gun Hunting Lodge & Event Center.
Please join us tonight to kick off the holidays and support a wonderful cause!