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Addictions Expert to Speak at Weber Center

March 23, 2018, Adrian, Michigan – Dr. Kevin McCauley, a non-practicing physician who has worked in the field of addiction treatment for nearly 20 years, will address two groups on the topic on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Weber Center.

Dr. McCauley will present a workshop, “Addiction, Recovery, and Neuroscientific Discoveries,” from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This workshop will focus on the opioid epidemic and the 2016 CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines; protecting sobriety with the science of safety; and an update on the neuroscience of addiction.

The workshop has been approved for continuing education units for professionals: 5.25 CEUs by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, the National Board of Certified Counselors, and the Michigan Nurses Association.

The $45 fee for the workshop includes lunch. Registration is required. Call 517-266-4000 to register, or register online at webercenter.org.

Dr. McCauley will speak to the general public from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. that day on “Finding Hope that Recovery is Possible: A Personal Journey.” His talk is free and open to all. Registration is not required for the evening talk.

The author of two videos on addiction, Dr. McCauley is Senior Recovery Advisor at Northbound Treatment Services in California and Senior Fellow at The Meadows of Wickenburg in Arizona.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

Sister Rose Celeste O'Connell, OP Shares her Story

September 26, 2017, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Rose Celeste O’Connell, OP, has always been seen as a competent, hard-working Sister, from her years as a high school principal to more than 25 years as Secretary of the Adrian Dominican Congregation and, currently, as Director of the Office of Information for the Congregation. For years, she wore the dual hats of Secretary of the Congregation and Director of Information – a daunting load for most people.

But, before 1982, Sister Rose Celeste carried an added burden – unknown to most people – of addiction to alcohol. Since taking her last drink in 1982 and entering into recovery, she has trained to serve as a chaplain for people facing addictions, and currently leads an annual Serenity Retreat for Women at Weber Retreat Center in Adrian. Read Sister Rose Celeste’s story, as told in The National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report by Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans. A related article tells of the addictions and other mental illness problems that women religious have faced and the recovery and treatment programs available to women religious and clergy. 




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