Healing Utah Success Summit seeks to unite community and share stories of battling addiction – St George News

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CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — On August 20, the Healing Utah Success Summit will take place at the Dixie Convention Center in St. George from 1 to 5 p.m. The event aims to inspire, educate and help unite the community against the effects of drug addiction, domestic violence and suicide.

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The summit is expected to have three keynote speakers – Malory Ruesch, David Durocher and Al Richards – as well as vendors, food, giveaways and big surprises in store for attendees.

“Healing is the ultimate goal,” Ruesch said.

Ruesch is a motivational speaker and podcaster as well as the author of “Inspired to Recover.” Sharing her own inspiring recovery journey, she is dedicated to helping young adults and families learn to deal with the challenges of addiction and recovery, noting that addiction is the symptom, not the cause. Find more information about its services on its website.

After publishing her book, Ruesch was looking for a way to share her story with even more people and support families in the community. And so the Healing Utah Success Summit was born.

“I always wondered what the purpose of my addiction was,” she said. “Today I can see that.”

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Durocher is the co-founder and CEO of The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City and a motivational speaker with appearances such as TEDx.

His own story, which might make you believe that recovery is not possible, led him to dedicate his life to changing the way recovery programs work and helping others choose to live. Learn more at TheOtherSideAcademy.com.

Richards is the founder and host of “The Other Side of Addiction”, a Resilience Talk Network podcast aimed at changing the way we think about addiction and recovery.

Through his own challenges and his wife’s addiction journey, he seeks to tell all sides of the story, bringing to light the healing information needed for those struggling with addiction, whether for themselves- themselves or for their loved ones. those. You can listen to his podcast via YouTube, Podbean and Spotify, and find more information at OtherSideofAddiction.com.

“I know there are people who don’t know what to do next, who feel alone and don’t know where to go,” Ruesch said. “This event will not only provide inspiration, motivation, education, but it will also give so many people the opportunity to connect with others who understand what they are going through and to remember that ‘none of us are alone.

Tickets start at $35 per person for general admission or $70 for front row seats, and the family pass includes five tickets for $135. For more information about the summit and to purchase tickets, visit RueschRecovery.com.

Event details

  • What: Utah Healing Success Summit.
  • When: Saturday, August 20 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Dixie Convention Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive, St. George.
  • Tickets: $35 general admission; $70 front row seats; Family pass at $135.
  • Resources: Eventbrite | Website.

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