NAMI Forum: The Addicted Brain

What came first: the addiction or the mental illness? Join us as we welcome David Fialko, Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist for The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, to the NAMI Forum on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 7:00PM – 8:30 PM at Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus. Learn more about the ways in which substance use affects the brain, why people living with mental health conditions are at greater risk of dependency, and effective methods of prevention.

“Prevention allows us to educate people in order to increase their perceived level of harm regarding unhealthy substances and behaviors, thus reducing likelihood of future onset of undesired behavior. The idea is by increasing a person’s knowledge base, they will make better informed decisions. Families from all walks of life could benefit from prevention resources. By promoting healthy choices, and encouraging youth & young adults to engage in prosocial activities/interests that require skill and effort, you in turn reduce the likelihood of them engaging in behaviors that negatively impact their overall health and wellbeing. As a father, I look at prevention as a way to improve what the future holds for my son and his future family.”

David is a veteran of USAF, holds a BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, and is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist as a well as a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. He has over 14 years’ experience working in the Drug & Alcohol and Mental Health fields as an adventure based counselor, educator, intensive outpatient counselor, and prevention specialist.

What: The Addicted Brain – NAMI Forum
When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 7-8:30 PM
Venue: Abington Health Center – Warminster Campus
Address: 225 Newtown Rd, Warminster, PA 18974
RSVP: No RSVP required
Cost: Free

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