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Are you struggling with an addiction?

Horry-Georgetown Technical College hosts the 14th annual Addiction and Recovery Series on Thursdays, through February 18. Events feature a variety of well-known speakers, including Keith Somers, Carnie Wilson, Gary Stromberg and Paul Williams. A link to the free, virtual events will be posted on the Addiction and Recovery Lecture Series Facebook page at
The series is presented by Horry-Georgetown Technical College and sponsored by Grand Strand Health, Faces and Voices of Recovery Grand Strand, Lighthouse Behavioral Health Hospital and Shoreline Behavioral Health Services. For more information, contact Casey King at Here are the upcoming dates, times, topics and presenters….
7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4 – Demonstrations of Recovery
Grand Strand Health, FAVOR-Grand Strand, Shoreline Behavioral Health and Lighthouse Behavioral Health collectively present creative and thought-provoking demonstrations of recovery.
8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4 – Speaker Keith Somers
Keith A. Somers is an actor, voice-over artist and motivational speaker, and has fulfilled roles in national commercials and movies. Following a multi-car collision, Keith was charged and convicted of Second Degree Murder and given a life sentence in state prison. After serving nearly two decades, Somers shares his experience to help others find hope.
7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11 – Recovery Discussion Panel
A panel of Horry Georgetown Technical College students, faculty and staff in recovery from various addictions discuss their experiences and share daily efforts to maintain recovery.
8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11 – Speaker Carnie Wilson
Carnie Wilson, daughter of legendary Beach Boy founder Brian Wilson, has a varied career as a singer, songwriter, TV host, actress, author and more. Wilson achieved first album success selling 10 million albums with 3 #1 hit singles. She is a regular co-host for CBS’s The Talk show.
7:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18 – Speaker Gary Stromberg
As a cofounder of Gibson and Stromberg, a large and influential music public relations firm, Stromberg has been clean and sober for more than 37 years. His company represented clients that include: The Rolling Stones; Pink Floyd; Muhammad Ali; Barbra Streisand; Boyz II Men; Neil Diamond; Ray Charles; The Doors; Earth, Wind & Fire; and, Elton John.
8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18 – Speaker Paul Williams
Paul Williams is a singer, songwriter, actor, author and recovery advocate. As a lyricist and composer, Williams has won an Oscar, three Grammy awards, two Golden Globes and earned induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Williams’ songs include: We’ve Only Just Begun, Rainy Days and Mondays, You and Me Against the World, An Old Fashioned Love Song, Let Me Be the One and The Rainbow Connection.