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Oregon Recovery Speaker Series

Portland, OR

Join friends and fellow travelers the first Tuesday or third Thursday of each month.

Oregon Speaker Series

The Oregon Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge. All who are interested in recovery topics are welcome to attend.

First Tuesday of every month
7 p.m.

Laurelhurst Village
3060 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214

Third Thursday of every month
7 p.m.

6600 SW 105th Ave., Ste. 120
Beaverton, OR 97008


NOVEMBER 7, Portland
NOVEMBER 16, Beaverton

James Laidler, MD
Staff Physician, Hazelden in Springbrook, OR

The Brain on Drugs

Drug addiction research has made phenomenal advances over the last couple of decades. Join Dr. Laidler to learn about the latest discoveries in the neuroscience of addiction: how the brain's reward system works, how the brain functions when under the influence and how the brain's pathways of addiction operate. Greater knowledge about the neurochemical aspects of addiction is helping to inform the development of new treatment plans.


  James Laidler

DECEMBER 5, Portland
DECEMBER 21, Beaverton

Phil Oliver, DMin
Spiritual Care Counselor, Hazelden in Springbook, OR

Beauty and the Beast

Join spiritual professional Phil Oliver to explore the images, characters and archetypes found within the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast. Recovery-related themes that arise in the story include giving up what we want and finding what we need, finding meaning in the darkest times and finding change within ourselves. You are encouraged to view the 2017 movie version of Beauty and the Beast before this special session.


  Phil Oliver

JANUARY 2, Portland
JANUARY 18, Beaverton

Dirk Lakeman
Regional IT Specialist, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Using Technology for Recovery

Join us to identify ways you can use technology to strengthen and grow your recovery. You will learn about the most helpful types of technology and where to find the best resources. We will also discuss how to avoid potential risks and triggers related to technology use.


  Dirk Lakeman

FEBRUARY 6, Portland
FEBRUARY 15, Beaverton

Lisa Knudsen, MS CADC II
Spiritual Care Counselor, Hazelden in Springbrook

Grief, Gender, Grit and Grace

Learning to express, manage and tolerate grief is inherent in the process of healing and vital in building a strong foundation for recovery. This talk will help you recognize, address and begin to transform grief and loss. We will explore gender differences in processing grief, and identify helpful tools and resources that facilitate healthy movement through the grief process.

  Lisa Knudsen

MARCH 6, Portland
MARCH 15, Beaverton

Janmarie Dielschneider
Attorney, Community Leader, Public Speaker, Writer and Closet Comedian

Discovering Humor in Recovery

Laughter heals. And it's contagious. Join us for a lighthearted look at the importance of developing, using and maintaining our sense of humor in a life of sobriety—"laughing all the way down the road of recovery."

  Janmarie Dielschneider


HAZELDEN BETTY FORD FOUNDATION PHOTO POLICY: By attending this public event, I hereby grant the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation the right to use and publish photographs and videos of me, or in which I may be included, for editorial trade, advertising, and any other purpose and in any manner and medium and to alter the same without restriction. I hereby release the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and its legal representatives and assigns for all claims and liability relating to said photographs and videos.


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