A presentation by author Dr. Paul L. Hokemeyer followed by lunch and a panel discussion.
Substance Use & Recovery
The Series begins with the documentary film “Heroin’s Grip”. The film looks
at the problem of addiction through the eyes of local law enforcement,
mental health workers and community leaders to get a complete picture
of the impact that heroin and opioid addiction has had in Frederick County,
Maryland. “Heroin’s Grip” also helps viewers understand what occurs in the
brain when heroin and opioids are used and shows the story of a few who
are succeeding in overcoming addiction and maintaining a life free from
drugs and alcohol. Help is available, there is a way out of addiction, and there
are resources available for families and individuals caught in the tragedy.