Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Nic Sheff’s heartbreaking and inspiring struggle with substance abuse disorder is the story of Beautiful Boy, a major motion picture starring Timothée Chalamet as Nic and Steve Carell as his father, David. The film, which earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for Chalamet, is based on Nic’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines and David’s bestseller of the same title. Sharing an unglamorized, authentic, and heart-touching story of substance abuse and recovery that is deeply rooted in mental illness, Nic has been recognized as “a life-changing speaker.” In his talk, “Tweak: A Harrowing, but Hopeful Portrait of Addiction,” he puts a compelling human face on our nation’s substance abuse epidemic, encouraging those who struggle to embrace help and bringing hope to all who are touched by it.
PRE-EVENT DINNER IN GRAND UPTON HALL
BEGINNING AT 5:30 PM
According to the State of Michigan, there were more deaths in 2018 from opioid addiction than from car accidents. This panel of addiction specialists will examine how the opioid epidemic is affecting our local community, discuss the treatment pathways available for those struggling with addiction, and the harsh stigma that so often prevents individuals from seeking that treatment. Panelists are:
Jeannette Holton, LBSW, CADC, MPA, West Michigan Division Leader for Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Services
Cara Poland, MD, M.Ed, FACP, DFASAM, medical director of addiction medicine at Spectrum Health
Kaye Sanders, licensed professional counselor with Community Healing Centers, supervising the Niles outpatient staff and Carol’s Hope
Panel moderator Kendall Troyer, vice president of organizational excellence and quality and chief quality officer at Spectrum Health Lakeland
Panel Discussion (no dinner) tickets - $15 per dinner
Presented in collaboration with Benton Harbor Promise and The First Tee of Benton Harbor.