26th Annual Banquet Celebration 


Monday August 22, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM CDT
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Courtyard Marriott of Kansas City - Briarcliff 
4000 N. Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116

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Jon Wilson 
Tri-County Mental Health Services, Inc. 
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Please join us for our 26th Annual Banquet Celebration! The night will be composed of celebrating our past and our future! Tri-County will recognize those that have made a significant impact within the behavioral health field. The highlight of the evening will be our Keynote Speaker, Tracey Helton Mitchell.

Tracey Mitchell is a recovering heroin addict. After completing rehab in 1998, she dedicated her life to the care and treatment of heroin users. Tracey entered school through an ex-offender’s program where she earned a bachelor’s of business administration and masters of public administration. In addition, she is a certified addiction specialist and supervisor. She was featured in the movie Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street. She has also been featured by CNN, Anderson Cooper, Vice, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times. Tracey lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children.

Her book, "The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin" tells us her story about surviving after nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco’s Tenderloin District, at which time Tracey decided to get clean for good!

With raw honesty and a poignant perspective on life that only comes from starting at rock bottom, The Big Fix tells her story of transformation from homeless heroin addict to stable mother of three—and the hard work and hard lessons that got her there. Rather than dwelling on the pain of addiction, Tracey focuses on her journey of recovery and rebuilding her life, while exposing the failings of the American rehab system and laying out a path for change. Starting with the first step in her recovery, Tracey re-learns how to interact with men, build new friendships, handle money, and rekindle her relationship with her mother, all while staying sober, sharp, and dedicated to her future.

A decidedly female story of addiction, The Big Fix describes the unique challenges faced by women caught in the grip of substance abuse, such as the toxic connection between drug addition and prostitution. Tracey’s story of hope, hard work, and rehabilitation will inspire anyone who has been affected by substance abuse while offering hope for a better future.



Registration Deadline: August 17, 2016

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