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Saturday, July 8 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Facts & Myths - OCD and Substance Use Disorder - Test Your Knowledge

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Test your knowledge, come win prizes, learn something new, and when its over you just might have information important to you, a friend, or family member. Myths about substance use come from TV, social media, and other sources, but what do you really know, do you have the Facts? How does substance use impact OCD? This is an interactive workshop designed as a Trivia Game, which again means prizes. So come enjoy a challenge, bring your friends, and have some fun while you learn. Participants will be asked to answer trivia questions, but no personal information will be asked of anyone.

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Patricia Hatcher

Patricia was diagnosed with OCD at age 8 and sought help from countless professionals and medications throughout her adolescent years. She began experimenting with alcohol in high school and for the first time she found something that made OCD bearable. Drinking started as a social... Read More →

Stacey Conroy, MSW, MPH

Stacey C. Conroy is a licensed clinical social worker and a public health professional who specializes in substance use disorders, co-occurring anxiety disorders, along with program development and evaluation. She is currently the social work supervisor for the Mental Health... Read More →
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Margaret Sisson

Executive Director, Riley's Wish Foundation
Margaret Riley Sisson is an educator and advocate. She works to raise awareness and educate the community about OCD. She is involved in the IOCDF and was awarded the Hero Award in 2014. Her son Riley, tragically lost his battle to a dual diagnosis of OCD and addiction by an accidental... Read More →

Sarah Sisson

Sarah Sisson is a trustee on the board of Riley's Wish Foundation, and a recent college graduate with a BA in English for Georgia State University. She is passionate about reducing stigma associated with mental illness, and hopes sharing her experiences with OCD will help... Read More →

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Yerba Buena - Salon 9