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Community Education Series

Education & Events

Rosecrance Jackson’s Community Education Series is a free service available to help family members, loved ones and our community better understand addiction.  Both research-based lectures and supporting videos are used to teach concepts.  We recommend community members who are interested in enhancing their understanding of the disease of addiction attend the series.  It is free, informative and completely confidential.


Tuesdays 1:00- 3:00 PM (Beginning the first Tuesday of every month for four weeks)

Wednesdays 6:00-8:00 PM (Beginning the first Wednesday of every month for four weeks)


Rosecrance Jackson Centers
800 5th Street
2nd Floor- Peter Waitt Education Room
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

For more information

Contact Jody Monroe at (712)-298-0529.

Class Topics

Week 1:  Addiction and Alcohol Use
Chemical dependency and process addictions are defined, and the similarities of these addictions are identified. The etiology of addiction is briefly explored as well as the behavioral, physical and psychological symptoms of the disease. The risk and protective factors influencing the likelihood of developing an addiction are discussed. Followed by a deeper dive into Alcohol Addiction. Support groups/meetings and other community resources are also identified.

Week 2:  Cannabis and Tobacco
Education on the myths vs. the facts of cannabis addiction based on current medical research. The health consequences of cannabis and tobacco use are explored.

Week 3:  Methamphetamine
This session begins by understanding what methamphetamines are and their prevalence of use. The health consequences of use, and why methamphetamine is highly addictive will also be explored. Recovery information and resources will also be provided.

Week 4:  Problem Gambling
Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs of problem gambling addiction and about available resources and options for Problem Gambling addiction such as Self-Exclusion from Iowa casinos. Support groups/meetings and other community resources are also identified.

Rosecrance Jackson Centers is part of the IDPH Integrated Provider Network with services funded by the Iowa Department of Public Health and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration