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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.

When

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)

Where

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

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 Use and Vaping
Education on the myths vs. the facts of cannabis addiction based on current medical research. The health consequences of cannabis use and vaping are explored. Followed by a deeper dive into the current trend of “JUULing.”

Week 3:  Opioid Use and Overdose Reversal
The lesson begins by building a foundation of understanding of opioids and opioid addiction followed by training on how to recognize and administer life-saving aid to someone experiencing an opioid overdose. Support groups/meetings and other community resources are also identified.

Week 4:  Problem Gambling
The concept Problem Gambling is discussed.  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.

 

No appointment is necessary.  For more information, please call 712-234-2300.

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

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