Madeira Beach, Florida, September 3, 2013 – Tranquil Shores Treatment Center and Addiction Professional Ken Donaldson will be partnering to facilitate an addiction workshop on Emotional Intelligence to help celebrate National Recovery Month. Recovery month, which is facilitated by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, is a campaign that promotes the societal benefits of prevention and treatment for addiction, and spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover.

The workshop is: Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Recovery: A Refreshing New Perspective on Addiction, Effective Prevention and Productive Treatment

The Tranquil Shores Treatment Facility will host this event: 4300 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708. It will take place Friday, September 27 from 9 am to 1 pm. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $47.00 and is limited to the first 40 registrants. Mental health professionals receive 4 CEUs for attending.

The primary learning objectives for the workshop are:

  • Identifying the origin of addiction
  • Understanding the role of mindfulness and emotional intelligence in treatment and prevention
  • Receive an overview of optimal and individualized holistic treatment options
  • Developing effective intervention tools
  • Review a number of proactive prevention models

There is a need in the community to increase awareness about the prevalence of substance abuse and their effect on the entire population. For example, there were just over 3.0 million new users (initiates) of illicit drugs in 2011, or about 8,400 new users per day.

Ken Donaldson will bring his 25 years of experience to facilitate the workshop. His expertise includes mental health and addiction counseling.

The goals of this workshop are to build awareness in the community about addiction and the impact it has on everyone. Additionally, to offer positive options to create effective prevention and treatment modalities for a problem that impacts everyone: Addiction.

Contact Information:
Diana Meyer
Tranquil Shores
4300 Duhme Rd., Madeira Beach, FL 33708