Education Series

ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION PROGRAM
FALL - WINTER 2014/15 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.

 

  Sept
   03
Use, misuse, abuse – how people become addicted.
 
 
 
Sept
10
Medical aspects and effects of alcohol & drug abuse. What happens to the body & mind under the influence.
 
 
 
Sept
 17
Alcohol – How dependence develops; controlled using; effects on pregnant women. Also you will learn briefly about drinking, drugs and driving.
 
 
 
Sept
24
Cocaine & crystal meth – the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like.
 
 
 
Oct
08
Marijuana: A second class addiction?
 
 
 
Oct
15
Heroin & other common depressants/opiates – addiction, struggle and recovery.
 
 
 
Oct
22
Trauma – How substance misuse often occurs with people who have experienced childhood abuse. How these experiences may cause relapses or continued misuse.
 
 
 
 Oct
   
29
Anger – understanding your anger & learning how to manage it more effectively. 
 
 Nov
05
Stress – learning how to cope with little and big problems without using.
Jan
07
Mental Illness, Depression & Addiction.  Understanding the links between the mental illness and addiction will be tonight’s goal.
Jan
14
Relapse Prevention – discussion on the psychological, emotional & physical aspects of relapsing and what can be done.
Jan
 
21
Substance Affected: How others misuse of alcohol and drugs affects us. How to help others. 

     Jan          28   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

For more information please call: 604.936.3900