Mary Adkins Shares Her Story of addiction and recovery
Thursday January 31, 2013
Location: Lewis & Clark Elementary School, Grand Forks
Sponsored by GF Parent Information Center
The Grand Forks Parent Information Center invites you to an evening of education as community member, nurse, and friend, Mary Adkins, shares her story of addiction and recovery. Her information and education will provide powerful tools to assist parents in preventing alcohol and drug use. Come – learn, be enlightened, and take back talking points for your family’s health and well-being.
Mary Adkins grew up in a typical Minnesota family with summers at the lake, family gatherings, good times, and lots of alcohol. It was a normal way of life as far as she knew. And like her parents, Mary enjoyed a good time. But, for Mary there came a time when it was no longer just a good time; it was a coping mechanism for life. First it was for feelings of loneliness or frustration. Then it was to relax and forget. As time went on, it wasn’t to cope with life anymore; she was addicted. Her life was driven by her need for alcohol and drugs just to survive. Please call (701) 787-4216 to reserve your spot!