Mark your calendars and join us every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
The Portland Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge and open to all who are interested in recovery topics.
Laurelhurst Village 3060 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214
The Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge. Please register online.
April 7 Lisa Knudsen, MS, CADC II, Spiritual Care Counselor, Hazelden in Springbrook
Resilient Recovery Lisa Knudsen shares ideas from the psychology of happiness and results of resiliency research to help us understand how to use our innate gifts, resources, and experiences to deepen recovery. Attendees who are willing to take a shortcut to emotional and spiritual wisdom can participate in the experiential exercises.
May 5 Jeffery T. Young, Associate Medical Director, Hazelden in Springbrook
Stress and What We Can Do About It This discussion will be an opportunity to learn how stress, though a normal and common experience, can also become a problem when it is repetitive and causes burnout or health problems. We will review the various causes of stress and the potentially unhealthy changes that may take place in our mind-body as we respond to stress. The good news is that we have an opportunity to work on becoming resilient and there are a variety of scientifically proven strategies that can help. We will practice a mindfulness exercise to give each person a chance to experience some stress relief.
Laura Moss (Ferguson), MD, Medical Director/Addiction Psychiatrist, Hazelden in Springbrook
Medication Use that Supports Recovery
The Big Book tells us that medical or mental health issues are better discussed with one’s physician. Not all physicians understand the risk that certain medications can pose to people in recovery. How do we talk to our doctors and advocate for ourselves for safer medications in recovery? As a physician, what are things that I can do to support my patients in recovery and decrease the risk of relapse?