This is a hockey blog, at least ostensibly so, and this is a sensitive subject, so I’m going to leave this note from the Oakland Press’s Anne Runkle here:
A parenting conference in West Bloomfield Township will address the opioid crisis and will feature Detroit Red Wings TV announcer Ken Daniels, who recently lost his son to addiction.
The annual Alicia Joy Techner Memorial Parenting Conference will be held at 7 p.m. March 7 at Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Road.
The free conference, “If Only I Had Known,” is open to the community; advance registration is requested.
It is designed to share personal stories from a variety of perspectives, so parents can feel more informed, empowered and educated about the opioid crisis. In addition to Daniels, other scheduled speakers include:
• Steve Feldman, chief operating officer, Feinberg Consulting/Feinberg Addiction Services
• Chief Michael Patton, West Bloomfield Police Department
• Hon. Edward Sosnick, retired Oakland County Circuit Court judge
To register, contact Kate Boman at 248-661-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Detroit Jewish News’s Jackie Hedapohl spoke with Mrs. Daniels about Jamie’s passing, and the story is really heartbreaking. Some of my family members have struggled with substance abuse, so all I can say is this:
If you need to get help for a problem with medication, alcohol or something else, it is available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP.