Understanding Addiction and How to Help Those Struggling with It

Published on September 11th, 2019

A free presentation open to the community by Cross Connections and St. John Lutheran Church, Columbia City, IN

Date: Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019    Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Location:   St. John Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 2465 W. Keiser Rd., Columbia City, IN 46725

Info:  Guest speaker, Belinda Ziko, a counselor at Cross Connections Counseling in Ft. Wayne, will cover some basic information about various addictions, with an emphasis on alcohol and drug addictions. She will also discuss the chemical reaction in the brain associated with addiction (the science behind it), how family and friends can best help someone struggling with addiction including using Scripture as comfort, and various resources for addicts. Belinda Ziko has a Master’s degree in counselor education with a focus on marriage and family therapy from Indiana University Fort Wayne. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in human services from Purdue University Fort Wayne and is an instructor in the Human Services program at Ivy Tech.

To Register: Call St. John Lutheran Church at 260-244-3712 or email: deaconessterkula@gmail.com by Oct. 15, 2019.

*A light breakfast will be provided.

**This event is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Whitley County.