The workshop was attended by more than 60 people from throughout the diocese of Buffalo and included both clergy and laity. Dr. Richard Blondell spoke about the importance of prevention and treatment of addiction. Dr. Paul Updike spoke about the medical and spiritual aspects of recovery. And the Samaritan Counseling Center educated attendees about family systems. The entire event, including lunch, was available to participants free of charge, thanks to the generous sponsorship of The John Russell Paslaqua Memorial Fund of the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Contact your local parish to ask if they are participating in Red Ribbon Sunday, which is scheduled for October 28th!