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  • Faces of Hope: Raising Awareness of Addiction, Recovery and Support

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    Name: Faces of Hope: Raising Awareness of Addiction, Recovery and Support
    Date: May 7, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Please join the Triangle Club in partnerhsip with 3S Artspace for a moving evening focused on raising awareness about addiction in the community and exploring ways we can all help to fight the growing epidemic. Attendees will learn about how opiates, alcohol, and other substances are affecting our community, as well as the detrimental effects of stigma.

    The thought-provoking Faces of Hope photography exhibit by the talented local artist Michael Winters will be on display in the Lobby Gallery, featuring people whose lives have been affected by the pain of addiction.

    With art, storytelling, discussion, and community, the hope is to reduce the stigma of addiction and provide a connection to recovery and beyond. Together, we can help those around us recover.

    Attendees will hear from speakers including:
    -       Governor Chris Sununu
    -       Merrill Black
    -       Dr. Amy Fitzpatrick
    -       Nancy Jean Hill

    Governor Chris Sununu
    We are pleased to have Governor Sununu discuss the Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative that helps people in recovery return to work and offers support for employers.

    Merrill Black­­­
    Merrill Black will share her experience of losing a loved one to alcoholism and a bit on her own struggle with addiction. She is currently working on a memoir about addiction about alcoholism and recently spoke at TEDx Portsmouth.

    Amy Fitzpatrick 
    Amy, a doctor from Boston Medical Center will share a personal and clinical approach to her personal recovery from addiction and to how she now treats young women struggling with substance misuse.  Amy educates medical professionals on the realities of addiction with a goal of creating awareness, compassion and dispelling stigma.

    Nancy Jean Hill 
    Nancy has spent much of her life surrounded by alcoholism. She is the author of two collections of poetry: Beryllim Diary and Unholy Ghost. She lives and writes in Stratham, New Hampshire, and Readfield, Maine.
    Location:
    3S Artspace
    319 Vaughan Street
    Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    Lobby Gallery Reception at 6 pm
    Maine Event begins at 7 pm - 9 pm
    Fees/Admission:
    $15
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