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Addiction Therapy Seminars & Speakers

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Crowne Plaza Northeast
5321 Date Avenue • Sacramento 95841
Saturday, May 30, 2020 • 10 am to 4 pm
Free Admission • Free Parking

Total Recovery Speakers

Prescription Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic
is shattering lives all across America

Michele Zumwalt             
Author of Ruby Shoes - Surviving Prescription Drug Addiction
Maple Room 11am to 12 pm

Michele ZumwaltAmericans are only 4% of the world's population and yet we take 80% percent of the world's narcotic medications.

Learn more about this crisis from law enforcement chaplain and bestselling author, Michele Zumwalt, as she shares her personal experience with a prescription addiction that almost killed her.

There is hope and recovery when we learn how to surrender. This presentation will also be helpful for family members who wish to assist loved ones who are experiencing addiction or alcoholism. 

About Michele Zumwalt

After a near death experience from an addiction to prescription drugs, Michele Zumwalt has dedicated her life to helping others find hope and recovery. She is a
devoted wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. Michele has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Marketing.

Michele ZumwaltHer story was featured on national programs such as CBS Evening News, “Eye On America,” NPR “Morning Edition,” and was highlighted on numerous television news, radio programs, and newspapers. Michele has been the keynote speaker for many notable organizations such as the Sacramento Women’s Expo, Princess Cruises Enrichment Lecturer, International Overdose Awareness Day speaker at the California State Capitol, the University of California, Davis Medical School, etc.

As an advocate for legislative advancement in treating drug addiction, she has successfully changed California State Law, specifically the way opiates are distributed. She is a Law Enforcement Chaplain and a Critical Incident Stress Debrief Facilitator, assisting Police Officers after Officer Involved Shootings and the community in traumatic situations such as death notifications for Sacramento County. She serves as a Finance Elder for Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church.

She sits on the Board of Directors for the American River Alano, which serves thousands seeking 12-Step Recovery. Michele is Executive Director of a non-profit children’s charity, Contractors Caring for Kids, which she and her husband, John, founded in 1995. Over $500,000 has been raised for local children in need. She has a steadfast faith in God and her life’s purpose is found in serving Him by serving others.

Available at Amazon:

Giving Youth a Fighting Chance Against Drugs and Alcohol

Better Decisions Counseling

According to Alex Noriega, Program Manager of Better Decisions Counseling Services in Rancho Cordova:

“If five jet liners fell out of the sky every week, the world would be crying to change that and yet, five jet liners worth of kids die every week and very few are doing anything about it.

Tragically, that number represents approximately the same number of kids (50,000) who die in the United States every year from alcohol related incidents.”

At the root of drug and alcohol addiction is a person who feels completely incapable of dealing with intense emotional stress without the aid of their favorite mind altering substance. Janina points out, “The alcohol or drug will take the pain away in about 20 minutes, but what we really need to do is to change our thought patterns by asking ourselves, ‘What is the next right thing to do’?  A high percentage (97%) of the population deals with stress in a dysfunctional way, so the next logical step along the road to recovery is helping people make healthier choices.”

Come hear Alex and Janina guide you and your child to programs designed specifically to assist young people who are victims of various addictions.

Are you ready to let go of your obsession with food and weight?

Emma McManus             
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MA
Maple Room 1 pm to 2 pm

Emma McManusAre you tired of chasing prescribed ideas of beauty and constantly thinking about food? I can help you create a healthier you. I will teach you how to feel comfortable in your own skin.

I have helped many individuals reclaim their lives from obsessions with food. I can help you reclaim the freedom you deserve despite what your struggle with food is including is binge eating, emotional eating, food aversion, restricting, weight gain, coexisting food addiction and substance use.

I offer evidence-based treatment that is tailor-fit to your life without disrupting your day to day life including school or employment. I have been working with patients for 10 years in a variety of health-based multidisciplinary teams providing individual, family, and group based therapy.

I am a psychological assistant supervised by Dr. Tony Paulson, a psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience, this means you will have two therapists invested in your treatment being a success.

Call or Email Emma McManus for a free consultation now - (916) 626-4886 x3

A Beatnik's Take on Addiction Recovery

Tom ChavezTomás Chavez is the author of Zen Matador, his memoirs of life in the crazy lane with notable writers and poets like Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsburg, and William Burroughs, Jr. He was an activist during Cesar Chavez' United Farmworkers (UFW) strikes and a leader in the Chicano Student Movement in San José.

After years of hardcore drinking and using that often resulted in near-death situations, he has studied the vast topic of addiction and is now the clean & sober President of Recovery for All, Inc., an organization that brings viable, leading-edge, and life-saving info to the public.

With his partner Dru Isanda, he is producing a major event and website on the subject of Addiction Recovery.

Details at Learn about some of the highly successful alternatives now available for making the break from addictions of all sorts.

Other Seminar Speakers to be posted soon.

Sacramento Bee
Bettter Decisions Counseling
River City Recovery Center
Messenger Publishing Group
Mental Health Month

Produced by: Premier Productions
7889 Lichen Drive, #226 Citrus Heights, CA 95621
Phone: 916-910-9499 • Fax: 916-910-9788