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Synthetic drugs the topic of documentary screening, community forum

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Throughout its 52-year history, Charlie's Place has worked to inspire recovery from addiction.

As the largest non-profit residential treatment center in South Texas, CP is licensed to serve adults 18 and older who have a diagnosis of substance abuse or dependence. The peaceful and private center -- located on several acres of a former hotel -- provides services which include: residential detoxification; intensive residential; supportive residential; and outpatient services.

On Wednesday, February 21st, Charlie's Place Recovery Center will join the Corpus Christi Police Department to host a community forum and screening of the award winning documentary, The Last High.

Directed by Glenn Muse, the film is an in-depth, real-world documentary created by Texas Pictures and a creative team of high school and college students. It explores the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, also known by street names like Kush and Spice, through first-hand accounts and interviews with users, counselors, first responders, law enforcement and others.

Immediately following the screening, a local panel of experts will outline the current issues faced in Corpus Christi, how to access treatment, and solutions for the issues as well as addressing questions from participants. The panel will include: District Attorney Mark Gonzalez, Judge Tim McCoy-County Court at Law 5, Commander Todd Green-CCPD Narcotics, Mary Gonzalez-ER Nurse-Christus Spohn, Mark Hendrix-Behavioral Health Center-Nueces County, Debbie Townzen-Admissions Manager-Charlie’s Place and DEA Agent-Brannon Prevett.

This event is happening at the Recovery Center (5501 I-37 at McBride Lane). The doors open at 8:30 AM, with everything else scheduled to happen from 9:00 to 11:00 AM.

Valet parking will be available.

RSVP by calling (361) 826-5371 or emailing Nancy Gaugler at ngaugler@cbadrc.org.

To learn more, visit www.CharliesPlaceRecovery.com.

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