Rob Archuleta to speak about his personal war on addiction

Community Cross-Training Program welcomes Rob Archuleta, Addict 2 Athlete
The public is invited to attend a Community Cross-Training Program at the Prowers DHS building mezzanine, 1001 South Main, Lamar, on Friday, February 16th from noon to 2:00 PM.  Rob Archuleta, founder of the support group Addict2Athlete, will lead the second event on the subject of addiction.  A light lunch will be provided.

“We are excited to welcome Rob to southeast Colorado to talk about his personal war on addiction,” said Paul Sedillo, Chief of Substance Use Disorder Operations for Southeast Health Group.  “He is in high demand as a speaker, and has a powerful story to tell that is sure to inspire others.”
Rob Archuleta is a Director at Crossroads Turning Points and the Founder of Addict2Athlete.  With a Master’s Degree in Criminology, Rob is a CACIII and a Nationally Certified Intervention Professional. He is a four- time Ironman triathlete, CrossFit athlete, and Spartan competitor. Rob is a sexual abuse survivor and former methamphetamine addict.  His story and professional insight brings experience, strength, and hope.

Southeast Health Group is offering the free workforce development program, which is intended to cross-train primary care, mental health, substance use disorder, social services, law enforcement, early childhood and school personnel to enhance integrated care efforts throughout the rural and frontier region of southeastern Colorado.  Concerned citizens and the general public are also invited to attend.  The four-part series will address the issues of childhood trauma, school safety, homelessness and the addiction in our communities.

Attendees will have an opportunity to meet and discuss this presentation at a Community Conversation a few weeks after the presentation.  The conversation will be facilitated by Lamar native Emily Neischburg, executive director of the Big Timbers Health Alliance, at a local coffee house in Lamar.
Funding for this project was provided by the Telligen Community Initiative, a grant making foundation with a mission to initiate and support innovative and forward-looking health-related projects aimed at improving health, social well-being and educational attainment.