Wyatt’s Chapel plans to conduct a seminar on substance abuse and mental health. The purpose of the conference is to educate the dangers and consequences of substance abuse and equip the community on how to recognize and confront addiction and mental health issues.
Drug and alcohol addiction can be a debilitating, devastating condition, not just for the addict, but also for the spouses and families of the addict. Dealing with the addiction can put family members under extreme stress, and living in the intense emotional environment addiction causes can be quite traumatic.
Messages that parents, doctors, teachers, the media and others in the community send to our community about the dangers of tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and other drug abuse can be extremely influential in helping to prevent addiction and reduce substance abuse. One way that addiction and substance abuse can be prevented is through screening and early intervention. Prevention must begin during childhood and extend into later adolescence and lifelong. Despite the benefits and availability of screening and early intervention tools, too few health professionals, school personnel, and social service providers routinely screen for tobacco/nicotine, alcohol and other drug use.
Each year federal, state and local governments spend close to $500 billion on addiction and substance abuse, but for every dollar that federal and state governments spend, only 2 cents goes to prevention and treatment.
One of our keynote speakers, Ms. Anzetta Pyles, is the current executive director for the Union County Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (UCCADA). Ms. Pyles is a licensed professional counselor that not only works as a License Professional Counselor but is also a National Certified Addictions Counselor — NCAC I, Certified Addictions Counselor — CAC II, Substance Abuse Professional — SAP, and Certified Anger Management Specialist. Her expertise ranges from addiction and drug and alcohol abuse to conflict resolution and self-esteem.
Oneof her goals as leader for UCCADA is to facilitate community awareness about substance abuse. She also desires to education the community on the mental, psychological, and emotion issues that lead to such behaviors to prevent addiction as well as adequate treatment for substance abuse that leads to remission. In her experience, Ms. Pyles says people seek her assistance for many different reasons. Their desire to change their current situation could be a direct result of personal issues, environmental issues, relationship issues, and/or any other issues that places limitations on their happiness. Her role in such situations is to provide them with a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment that fosters self-efficacy that leads to change and clarity about their situation.
Ms. Pyles’ perspective as well as those from other keynote speakers will be heard March 18, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, call 864-427-2555.
Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church of Buffalo. SC proudly present’s it’s Annual Harvest Weekend Events:
• On Saturday, March 18, there will be workshops focused on Building Awareness of Substance abuse and Mental health from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Then on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m., all the way from Canton Mississippi will be Harvey Watkins Jr and the Canton Spirituals. Yes, The Canton Spirituals are coming to Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church located at 153 Wyatt’s Chapel Road in Buffalo SC.
Everyone is invited to come share in a weekend Of Kingdom focus ending with an afternoon with The Canton Spirituals.
We are asking for a $10 love offering!!
Looking Forward to Having you Fellowship with us!
Grace and Peace!
Dr. Jeter is a practicing Physician and leads the Health Ministry at Wyatt’s Chapel Baptist Church.