We the People presents Liz Tankel, “A Path to Opioid Recovery – One Family’s Experience”
Monday, March 19, 7 PM, Phillip’s Exeter Church, Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
We the People of Exeter Lecture Series will host parent and advocate Liz Tankel, speaking on the struggle her family endured to come to grips with her son’s drug addiction, and to facilitate his ultimate recovery, on Monday, March 19, at 7 PM at PEA Church, Tan Lane, Exeter. Tankel says: “This is the talk I wanted to hear,” when she and her husband Ken were faced with the shocking news that their oldest son, Eric, was addicted to heroin.
In her talk, “A Path to Opioid Recovery – One Family’s Experience,” Tankel will share her family’s story about heroin and recovery. How did a boy from a nice, suburban Philadelphia, Quaker family become hopelessly addicted to opiates? How did a high school dropout at 16 get sober, graduate from college, and earn an advanced degree from an Ivy League college? How did Liz and Ken and Eric’s brother, Ethan, forgive him? Most importantly, what does life look like for the Tankels 11 years into Eric’s recovery, and how did this experience define them as individuals and as a family?
Liz Tankel will share lessons learned and observations from almost 20 years as an activist on the front lines of the suburban drug epidemic. Tankel has completed her curricular requirements for her certificate of alcohol and drug counseling from Villanova and is about to enter the Masters of Social Service program at Bryn Mawr College. Liz and Eric are collaborating on a memoir about their experiences.
Liz Tankel’s talk is presented by We the People, a free lecture and film series exploring issues at the intersection of current events, ethics and religion. We the People is co-sponsored by the Congregational, Episcopal, and Unitarian Universalist churches of Exeter, in association with Phillips Exeter Academy and Water Street Bookstore. The talk will be held at the PEA Church which is handicapped-accessible.
For more information, go to www.WTPexeter.weebly.com, or call 772-4216.