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2017 Addiction and Recovery Lecture Series

HGTC Annual Addiction/Recovery Series to Feature Actor Danny Trejo

Jan. 23, 2017, Conway – Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s 10th Danny TrejoAnnual Addiction and Recovery Series will kick off on Thurs., Feb.16, featuring actor Danny Trejo. Members of the public are invited to a free dinner in Café 1100 at 6:00 p.m. on the HGTC Conway Campus, followed by Trejo’s presentation at 7:00 p.m. in the Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium.

Trejo’s event will be followed by three consecutive Thursdays of featured speakers and community panels. All events are free and open to the public and will take place the Burroughs & Chapin Auditorium on HGTC’s Conway Campus.

HGTC 2017 Addiction and Recovery Series Complete Schedule of Events:

All events are free and open to the public.

Thurs., Feb. 16: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Speaker: Danny Trejo

Danny Trejo has developed a prolific career in the entertainment industry. From imprisonment to helping young people battle drug addiction, acting to producing and now a restaurateur, Trejo’s name, face, and achievements are well recognized in Hollywood. Despite spending the latter part of his early adulthood incarcerated, Trejo has worked hard to maintain a drug-free and positive lifestyle. Upon his release from Soledad Prison, he became involved in programs aimed at helping those who, like him, battled or are battling drug and alcohol addictions.

Thurs., Feb. 23: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a dinner at 6:00 p.m.

A panel of Horry-Georgetown Technical College students, faculty, and staff who are in recovery from various addictions will speak on what it was like, what happened, and reveal what they do on a daily basis to maintain their recovery.

Thurs., Mar. 2: 10:00am-11:30am, Thomas C. Maeser Auditorium on HGTC’s Grand Strand Campus

How to Reach Today’s Student with the Message of Recovery

Join us for this new panel topic in HGTC’s Addiction & Recovery Lecture Series, led by William C. Moyers, Vice President of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. 

Panelists: William C. Moyers, Vice President, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; Julie Cole, Recovery/SBIRT Project Coordinator, SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services; Tammy Trulove, Director, Health Services, Horry County Schools; Wood Marchant, Director, Collegiate Recovery Program, College of Charleston; Kristen Harper, Executive Director, Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC)

Thurs., Mar. 2: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Speaker: William C. Moyers, VP of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

As the advocate for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s public advocate since 1996, William C. Moyers carries the message about addiction, treatment and recovery to audiences across the nation. He has appeared on Larry King Live, the Oprah Winfrey show, Good Morning America and National Public Radio. Moyers is the author of several books including Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, a New York Times best-selling memoir published in 2006 that is still in print.

Thurs., Mar. 9: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with a dinner at 6:00 p.m.

Faces and Voices of Recovery - Grand Strand will sponsor the showing of a new film, Generation Found, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.

For further information, contact Prof. Casey King by email, casey.king@hgtc.edu or call 843-477-2154.

HGTC offers college transfer and skilled associate degree programs in more than 80 fields of study. Nearly all programs feature internships that lead to jobs. Ninety-five percent of students either transfer to earn advanced degrees or start careers in their respective fields of study.