Please join Citizens Inn and The Colton Buckley Foundation in an open discussion about the reality of substance use disorder in the family setting. Hear from our panel of speakers offering parent and child perspectives: Todd Buckley, Joel Levine and Deb Wilson; with moderator Barbara St. Pierre, LICSW.
Brought to you by Citizens Inn and The Colton Buckley Foundation
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wiggin Auditorium at Peabody City Hall
Doors open at 6PM, program starts at 6:30
**Admission is free to all. Please RSVP to Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6/21.**
About the panelists
The Colton Buckley Foundation was established in July of 2016 in memory of Colton Buckley, who tragically lost his battle with addiction on April 6, 2014. The Foundation runs a 5k every November with a vigil the night before. The Foundation supports the work of Citizens Inn Transition and many other nonprofits working to fight the sitgma of substance use disorder. The Foundation spreads the message that prevention works, treatment is effective, and long term recovery is attainable.
D.L. Wilson is the author of Addict Behind our Bedroom Door: A Mother’s Journey through her Child’s Addiction. D.L. Wilson grew up in the hills and valleys of western Massachusetts. She moved to Massachusetts’ North Shore to study nursing and received both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science nursing degrees. With 36 years of experience as a Registered Nurse, D. L. is board certified in rehabilitation nursing. D. L. has worked as a Visiting Guest Lecturer and Clinical Faculty and is employed as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She and her huband Karl live quietly on the Massachusetts coast and enjoy walking on the beach and spending time with their sons.
Joel Levine is a Graduate of Peabody High School in 2003 and is still currently a resident of the city with his wife and two sons. Throughout High school, Joel battled substance abuse to Opioids. In 2004, when He was 19 years old, he finally received the correct help through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and has not had an obsession about a drink or a drug since. He has had the opportunity to help countless members of the community with their struggles with substance abuse. For the past 10 years, Joel has been a physical education teacher and baseball coach at Everett High School.