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The Lower Cape Cod Business Professional Women meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from September through June at different local restaurants on Lower Cape.

Addiction Awareness

Speaker:

Sarah Paine Curley

Tuesday, April 25th

Jake Rooney’s Restaurant

Harwich Port, MA

When one hears the word addiction  today, thoughts may immediately go to the international opioid crisis.  There are actually many types of addiction. During our upcoming meeting, we will explore addiction and the underlying reasons why people become addicted. Alcohol, fast food, drugs, sex, sugar, gambling, texting and other technologies— when the desire becomes a compulsion in control of your time, behavior, health and life, you are facing an addiction.

Speaker Sarah Paine Curley, BPW Lower Cape Cod co-president, lives in Wellfleet with her husband, sons, and faithful dog. She is the third of seven children, and that birth order placement earned her a caretaker’s position early on in life, caring for sick siblings and injured animals. Her compassionate nature was helpful going forward— all three of her sons suffer with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), a condition also known as “brittle bone disease.” Together, her sons have had more than 300 fractures and a number of surgeries between them. While raising and caring for her sons, she also attended college, graduating from UMass Dartmouth in 1999 with a 4.0 average. An entrepreneurial spirit, she simultaneously grew and managed her successful business, The Furies Cleaning Service and Linen Rentals.  As a young adult, Sarah observed the problems of various addictions among people she knew.  Several years ago, one of Sarah’s adult sons had a serious back injury.  Post-surgery,  the surgeon prescribed OxyContin and her son became dependent on the drug, at first afraid that the pain would come back, but then hooked on it.  He was no stranger to pain, having had over 150 fractures and various orthopedic surgeries before. But this was different.  This powerful drug leads to other more dangerous drugs, and that is the path that his addiction took.

The resulting crisis compelled Sarah to explore the nature of addictions more fully and she will share her findings with you.

Making Your Reservation

To reserve a seat at this event, simply click the Contact link.  Send us an email with the Subject April 2017 reservation.  Reservations are needed no later than Friday, April 21st.

In your email, please provide your name (and any additional people you bring along).  Also include any special dietary requirements.

 Meal Choices for March Meeting

This is a Buffet offering

  • Lemon Chicken
  • Baked Haddock
  • Baked Ziti with marinara
  • Vegetable medley

Gluten Free members and guests will have a separate menu to choose from.

Dessert: Brownies with Coffee and Tea

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