Marietta Municipal Court hosts addiction seminar for families
Attendees learn the science behind addiction
Sunday through Tuesday night three forums were hosted in Parkersburg, Belpre and Marietta inviting diverse groups to the table to discuss addiction, its causes, impact and potential solutions.
Families seeking answers and support were met with science and services Wednesday.
This was through the Marietta Municipal Court, which hosted a seminar called Stages of Addition and the Process of Recovery aimed at those witnessing the fluid cycles of addiction and recovery firsthand.
Court Administrator Jason Hamilton said the seminar was held in response to the Your Voice Mid-Ohio Valley forums held in Marietta, Belpre and Parkersburg last month, with the hopes of following up with families trying to understand addiction and recovery.
“Even if we can just get someone to call the court and ask us where they can find services for their son or grandkids, whether it’s treatment or getting linked up for clothes and supplies for school while mom or dad is in treatment,” said Hamilton. “We do provide that for those that go through the court system, but we also refer often for those that are out of probation or haven’t been caught yet but want to get help.”
The seminar, attended by 52 people, first covered the science behind addiction and recovery, described in detail by Coda Click, clinical coordinator for Rigel Recovery Services.View Full Article