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Addiction, Recovery and Prevention

One in four families faces addiction. Addiction is a disease, not a moral failing. Whatever the type, addiction doesn't discriminate; it affects people of all ages, sexes, races, backgrounds, and socio-economic levels. But there is always hope.

HPUMC strives to be a part of that hope. Beginning in May 2017, we will be offering Addiction and Prevention Quarterly Discussions. Through these quarterlies, we seek to provide a safe and supportive space to explore a variety of topics surrounding addiction and prevention with trusted experts.

Whether you attend to simply learn more or to help someone or yourself take the next step toward recovery, we are here to support you and to give you hope. Recovery is possible.

For more information about HPUMC's Addiction, Recovery, and Prevention Ministry, contact Michael Fowler, 214-523-2222,

Addiction and Prevention Quarterly: The Opioid Epidemic and Gender-Related Differences in Addiction

Join us for a panel discussion (followed by Q&A) on the opioid epidemic and gender-related differences in addiction with Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D., and Amanda K. (Mandy) Baker, MS, LCDC. Panel discussion will be led by Michael Fowler, ACI, SBIRT.

Meet our experts:

Kevin Gilliland, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of Innovation 360, an outpatient counseling service that works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol/drugs, and relationship issues. Over the past 20 years, Kevin has worked with countless individuals and couples, participated in research trials, and lectured across the country. His individual work with clients has focused on professionals and executives who struggle with the demands of leadership, success, and family. He has served as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Amanda K. (Mandy) Baker, MS, LCDC is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Windhaven Counseling Center, LLC. In addition, she owes Mandy Baker Consulting, LLC where she works as a consultant to the addiction treatment industry specializing in compliance and risk management issues and quality management, administrative team building, and program/curriculum development. She formerly served as the Vice President of Clinical Services at Origins Recovery Centers, where she oversaw all clinical programs covering 5 levels of care in four facilities. Mandy joined the Origins team after serving as the Managing Director of The Ranch at Dove Tree. During her time at the Ranch at Dove Tree she oversaw the creation of programming targeted exclusively for the treatment of young adults. Formerly the Associate Director for Grants and Special Projects at the nationally recognized Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR), she served as the lead project manager for the CSAR’s efforts to implement recovery support systems at institutions of higher education across the nation With her colleagues at Texas Tech, Mandy managed the development of multiple recovery support systems at colleges and universities across the nation. Their work sparked the Recovery Campus movement which has significantly impacted the ways in which college and universities address addiction and support recovery on their campuses. Her deep understanding and study of the 18-27 year old demographic has resulted in numerous publications in academic journals, books, curricula, and popular press outlets.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Sunday, May 07, 2017, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM