DULUTH, MN - John MacDougall, director of spiritual guidance at Hazelden alcohol and drug treatment center, will give a presentation called "Intervention and Treatment" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in Somers Lounge, located on the main level of Somers Hall at The College of St. Scholastica. The event is free and open to the public. A social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. will precede his talk.
MacDougall's talk is part of a series hosted by Clean Recovery Services at St. Scholastica. National experts, all of them from Hazelden, are giving talks to help engage the Twin Ports in better understanding the chronic disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, the continuums of treatment and care, and how to find recovery for all who are touched by the devastating disease.
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 final speaker in the series will be 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.
The College of St. Scholastica is regularly recognized as one of the finest colleges in the Midwest. The 2013 "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.