Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


NCCA workshops on addiction, recovery offered April 1-2

Published March 20, 2014

ATLANTA—Addiction and recovery will be the topic of an upcoming workshop, presented on consecutive days in both English and Spanish.

Sponsored by the National Catholic Council on Addictions (NCCA), this one-day workshop is intended for parishioners, counselors, social workers, seminarians, therapists and anyone who wants to learn more about the disease of addiction.

The workshops are being held at Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. The workshop in Spanish will be held on Tuesday, April 1, and in English on Wednesday, April 2.

Sessions will address: “Spirituality and the 12 Steps,” “Establishing a Parish Substance Addiction Ministry,” “Addiction and Prevention for Youth,” “Addiction and the Elderly” and “Internet Addiction.”

The workshops are free, but pre-registration is requested.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the program, which runs from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes continental breakfast and lunch. Participants are welcome to attend all day or part of the day.

Five continuing education hours are offered for the event through the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.

Founded in 1949, NCCA promotes help, healing and reconciliation for those suffering from the disease of addiction, and offers educational resources and assistance for interested persons, whether family members or treatment professionals. The mission of NCCA is carried forth as a service of Guest House, a premier addiction treatment center for Catholic clergy and men and women religious.



To pre-register for the workshop go to or for more information, call the NCCA director Louise Westcott at 800-626-6910, ext. 1200.