DULUTH, MN -
Clean Recovery Services at St. Scholastica is hosting the speakers, all of whom are from the Hazelden alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. The series begins with "The Science of Addiction" presented by Dan Frigo, dean of graduate studies at Hazelden, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in Somers Lounge on the St. Scholastica campus. A free social hour will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Frigo will discuss what addiction is, how it works, and share the history of how it has been viewed.
Other speakers will be:
John MacDougall, director of spiritual guidance at Hazelden, speaking about "Intervention and Treatment" on Dec. 13,
And Fred Holmquist, director of the Lodge Program at Hazelden's Dan Anderson Renewal Center, speaking about "Dispelling Popular Myths About Addiction" on March 14, 2013.
All the talks are at 7:30 p.m. with a social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. All are free of charge. For more information call (218) 723-6527.
Clean, the recovery services program at St. Scholastica, is a collegiate support program for men and women in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs who are pursuing a post-secondary education at St. Scholastica or are residents of the surrounding community. Clean connects students to 12-step meetings, provides educational and entertainment programing, develops students' skills for effective peer-to-peer recovery support and houses students within a sober living community.
Hazelden is one of the world's largest private not-for-profit alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers, with locations across the United States. It is based in Center City, MN. Its Twelve Step-based model is the modern standard for addiction treatment and recovery services. It is also involved in professional education, addiction research, prevention curriculum development, publishing and policy advocacy.
The College of St. Scholastica is regularly recognized as one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. The 2012 "America's Best Colleges" survey by U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks St. Scholastica in the top tier of Midwestern universities. The Washington Post has rated St. Scholastica as one of the nation's 100 "hidden gems" among U.S. colleges and universities.