ALCOHOL & DRUG ADDICTION PROGRAM SPRING 2013 EDUCATION SERIES
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 ocncerned 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 vay from week to week as outlined below. The format consists of a video, a brief presentation, and open discussion.
May 1: Use, misuse, abuse – how people become addicted.
May 8: Medical aspects and effects of alcohol & drug abuse. What happens to the body & mind under the influence.
May 15: Alcohol - How dependence develops; controlled using; effects on pregnant women. Also you will learn briefly about drinking, drugs and driving.
May 22: Cocaine & crysal meth - the struggle to recover, and what long-term recovery looks like.
May 29: Marijuana - use, misuse, abuse & addiction.
June 5: Heroin & other common depressants/opiates - how one gets addicted, struggle and recovery.
June 12: Anger - understanding your anger & learning how to manage it more effectively.
June 19: Trauma - How substance misuse often occurs with people who have experienced childhood abuse. How these experiences may cause relapses or continued misuse.
June 26: Mental Illness, Depression & Addiction - Understanding the links between the mental illness and addiction will be tonight's goal.
July 3: Stress - learning how to cope with little and big problems without using.
July 10: Relapse Prevention - How substance misuse often occurs with people who have experienced childhood abuse. How these experiences may cause relapses or continued misuse.
July 17: Substance Affected- How others misuse or abuse of alcohol and drugs affects us. How to help others.
July 24: 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