Compassion in the Midst of Addiction: A Doctor’s Journey of Turning Grief Into Education

Third Thursday Theology Bible Study Guest Speaker – January 19, 2017

T3 hosted Dr. Omar Abubaker, D.M.D., Ph.D., (Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University) as he told the story about the loss of his son and how he was able to look at addiction with a new perspective through an educational program at VCU.   Below are (1) his PowerPoint presentation, (2) the video of his talk, and (3) a news article that was written about the event.

PowerPoint Presentation: compassion-in-the-midst-of-addiction

Recording of lecture: (The presentation begins at the 4:30 mark).

News Article:

For more information about how to contact Dr. Abubaker or Melissa Burton to speak on this subject or for more information and resources, please contact Melissa at

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