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SUD Summit 2023

was a huge success and would like to thank those who attended and to our speakers 

Prevent-Treat-Recovery SUD Summit 2023 will be held 

at Ubly Heights, 2409 E. Atwater Rd. Ubly, Mi 48475

June 14th, and 15th 8a-5p 

CEUs are available to Social Workers, Teachers, Nursing and MCBAP 

Presentation Descriptions -

June 14, 2023

  • 8:00-8:30am -Registration/visit vendor tables

  • 8:30-10:00am - Recovery Empowered Language-“How the language that is commonly used in treatment and recovery has negatively shaped public perception”- Patricia Heffernan, Helios Recovery Services, LLC

  • 10:00-10:15am-break

  • 10:15-11:45am - Identifying Drug Endangered Children-A Collaborative Approach- Carrie Jensen, National DEC Alliance Training Coordinator

  • 11:45-1pm- Working lunch/TORC Impact-Successful Outcomes of Rural Collaboration in Combating the Opioid Epidemic, Shauna Booms, TORC Project Director and Cheryl Hieber TORC Outreach Specialist

  • 1:00-2:15pm- Nutritional Considerations for SUD Recovery with Dr. Anna Flores

  • 2:15-2:30pm - break

  • 2:30-3:30pm- Reducing Stigma Language and the Value of Recovery Community Organizations-Patrick Patterson, BA, Executive Director, Blue Water Recovery and OutReach Center

  • 3:30pm-4:30pm-Social Media and the Impacts it has on People with Cory Hebner

  • 4:30-5:30pm- Recovery Meeting-Peer 360 

June 15, 2023

  • 8:00-8:30am -Registration/visit vendor tables 

  • 8:30-10:00am - Trauma Informed Care-Boundaries and Safe People: “Identifying safe individuals and establishing boundaries through a multi-generalization approach."  Haley Bukoffsky, LMSW, Clinical Director, Great Lakes Recovery Mission

  • 10:00-10:15am - Break

  • 10:15-11:45am - Healing Centered Engagement-“The Future of Healing: Shifting From Trauma-Informed Care to Healing Centered Engagement”, Patricia Heffernan, Helios Recovery Services, LLC

  • 11:45-1:00pm- State Legislative Opioid Settlement Update-Patrick Patterson, Vice-Chair, Opioid Advisory Commission

  • 1:00-2:00pm –– Suicide with Barb Smith

  • 2:00-2:15pm- Break

  • 2:15-3:15pm- Human Trafficking with Hawra Khraizat

  • 3:15-4:30pm-Acupuncture and SUD with Aaron Bardwell N.D., D.C., MSOM

  • 4:30-5:30pm Recovery Meeting- Great Lakes Recovery Mission 

For Questions : Contact Amber at 810-705-3666 
Registration Link:

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