Education Series

ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION PROGRAM
Winter - Spring 2014 EDUCATION SERIES

Cost: Free

Registration: Open to the Public, Drop-In

SHARE Alcohol and Drug Program invites you to attend any or all of their Education Series.  The program is open to everyone in the community.  It has important information for those who have an alcohol or drug problem or for those concerned about their use.  It will help those people affected by others’ use, to understand addicts and addictive behaviour. There is no cost for this group.  Topics will vary from week to week as outlined below.  The format consists of a video, a brief presentation, and open discussion.

 

   Feb
   05
Use, misuse, abuse – how people become addicted.
 
 
 
Feb
12
Medical aspects and effects of alcohol & drug abuse. What happens to the body & mind under the influence.
 
 
 
Feb
 19
Alcohol – How dependence develops; controlled using; effects on pregnant women. Also you will learn briefly about drinking, drugs and driving.
 
 
 
Feb
26
Cocaine & crystal meth – the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like.
 
 
 
Mar
05
Marijuana: A second class addiction?
 
 
 
Mar
12
Heroin & other common depressants/opiates – addiction, struggle and recovery.
 
 
 
Mar
19
Trauma – How substance misuse often occurs with people who have experienced childhood abuse. How these experiences may cause relapses or continued misuse.
 
 
 
Mar
 
26
Anger – understanding your anger & learning how to manage it more effectively. 
 
Apr
 
02
Stress – learning how to cope with little and big problems without using.
Apr
9
Mental Illness, Depression & Addiction.  Understanding the links between the mental illness and addiction will be tonight’s goal.
Apr
16
Relapse Prevention – discussion on the psychological, emotional & physical aspects of relapsing and what can be done.
Apr
 
23
Substance Affected: How others misuse of alcohol and drugs affects us. How to help others.
 

     Apr          30   Stage II Recovery – Life in the Future

When: Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Where: 2nd Floor - 2615 Clarke Street, Port Moody

How to get there:
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Public Transportation: 160 Vancouver/Port Coquitlam or C24 Lougheed Station/Port Moody bus lines. Take the St Johns @ Mary Street stop. Schedule your trip with the BCTransit Trip Planner

If you want to download a copy of the Winter programs, please click HERE
For more information please call: 604.936.3900