Adolescents with Addictions Reducing the Stigma <br />A Mental Health Promotion Project <br />CarlieMcAleese<br />			Mallo...
Nobody plans to be an addict<br />
“The onset of drug use before age<br /> 20 years predicts <br />more sustained use<br /> over time”<br />-Stuart<br />
“Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused substance by youth”- Stuart<br />
The teenage years are a period of growth and exploration<br />
DRUG ADDICTION<br />Every parents worst nightmare:<br />
“No one is immune from addiction. It affects people of all ages, races, classes and professions.” -Patrick J. Kennedy <br />
One hit is one too many<br />
Drug use open to all eyes<br />
The addiction path usually begins with substances like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana or with household products that can be ...
A vicious cycle that never ends<br />
Addiction cost is with human lives<br />
Adolescents must be heard and respected<br />
75%  of missing children who are reported to the police are runaways<br />
  Broken    windows<br />Broken     families<br />Broken       homes <br />
Homeless youth have it the hardest<br />
“Youth living on the street or in correctional institutions are at high risk for HIV, hepatitis B and C and other blood bo...
Three options:<br />Death, Jail, or Recovery <br />
Stigma is one of the meanest and most difficult aspects of addiction. It makes it harder for individuals and families to d...
Society imposes stigma and its damage <br />
Addiction: is not a character flaw or weakness, it is a disease<br />
Stigma includes Negativity, Prejudice and Discrimination <br />
Challenge <br />media that <br />discriminate against addicts<br />
Stigma: Invisible marks separating our community<br />
Helping those who need it most <br />
Fill up the classrooms with hope <br />
“It’s hard to understand addiction unless you’ve experienced it” Ken Hensley <br />
Educate yourself and the world around you<br />
Helping students so they can grow<br />
Let’s clean up the streets together <br />
We should not hide the disease <br />
Harm reduction plays an important role<br />
Communication, education, and support are essential<br />
Psychiatric nurses <br />can <br />make <br />a difference<br />
Light can<br /> shine through <br />the darkness<br />
Our city can be a better place <br />
Nurses shine light to reduce stigma <br />
Together we can stop the cycle <br />
The road to change is long, but worth it in the end <br />
There’s hope, we’re here to help <br />
Our next stop::<br />Reducing the stigma<br />
A brighter future lies ahead… <br />
It all starts with one step<br />
Resources<br />http://one80center.com/new-government-study-finds-abuse-of-prescription-meds-skyrocketing/<br />Principles ...
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  • Nobody plans to be an addict
  • The onset of drug use before age 20 years predicts more sustained use over time- Stuart
  • Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused substance by youth- Stuart
  • The teenage years are a period of growth and exploration
  • Every parents worst nightmare: drug addiction
  • “No one is immune from addiction. It affects people of all ages, races, classes and professions.” Patrick J. Kennedy
  • One hit is one to many
  • Drug use open to all eyes
  • The addiction path usually begins with substances like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana or with household products that can be inhaled
  • A vicious cycle that never ends
  • Addiction cost is with human lives
  • Adolescents must be heard and respected
  • 75% of missing children who were reported to the police were runaways. 
  • Broken windows, broken family’s, broken homes
  • Homeless youth have it the hardest
  • Youth living on the street or in correctional institutions are at high risk for HIV, hepatitis B and C and other blood borne diseases because they combine high levels of risky drug use with high levels of risky sexual behaviour.
  • Three options; death, jail, or recovery
  • Stigma is one of the meanest and most difficult aspects of addiction. It makes it harder for individuals and families to deal with their problems and get the help they need
  • Society imposes stigma and its damage Stigma decreases the chance of recovery
  • Addiction: is not a character flaw or weakness, it is a disease
  • Stigma includes negativity, prejudice and discrimination
  • Challenge media that discriminate against addicts
  • Stigma; invisible marks separating our community
  • Helping those who need it most
  • Fill up the classrooms with hope
  • “It’s hard understand addiction unless you’re experienced it” Ken Hensley
  • Educate yourself and the world around you
  • Helping students so they can grow
  • Let’s clean up the streets together
  • We should not hide the disease
  • Harm reduction plays an important role
  • Communication, education, and support are essential
  • Psychiatric nurses can make a difference
  • Light can shine through the darkness
  • Our city can be a better place Changing the stigma will benefit everyone
  • Nurses shine light to reduce stigma
  • Together we can stop the cycle HANDS
  • The road to change is long but worth it in the end
  • There’s hope, we’re here to help
  • A brighter future lies ahead
  • It all starts with one step
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    1. 1. Adolescents with Addictions Reducing the Stigma <br />A Mental Health Promotion Project <br />CarlieMcAleese<br /> Mallory Saelhof<br /> Lisa Horner <br />
    2. 2. Nobody plans to be an addict<br />
    3. 3. “The onset of drug use before age<br /> 20 years predicts <br />more sustained use<br /> over time”<br />-Stuart<br />
    4. 4. “Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused substance by youth”- Stuart<br />
    5. 5. The teenage years are a period of growth and exploration<br />
    6. 6. DRUG ADDICTION<br />Every parents worst nightmare:<br />
    7. 7. “No one is immune from addiction. It affects people of all ages, races, classes and professions.” -Patrick J. Kennedy <br />
    8. 8. One hit is one too many<br />
    9. 9. Drug use open to all eyes<br />
    10. 10. The addiction path usually begins with substances like tobacco, alcohol, marijuana or with household products that can be inhaled<br />
    11. 11. A vicious cycle that never ends<br />
    12. 12. Addiction cost is with human lives<br />
    13. 13. Adolescents must be heard and respected<br />
    14. 14. 75% of missing children who are reported to the police are runaways<br />
    15. 15. Broken windows<br />Broken families<br />Broken homes <br />
    16. 16. Homeless youth have it the hardest<br />
    17. 17. “Youth living on the street or in correctional institutions are at high risk for HIV, hepatitis B and C and other blood borne diseases because they combine high levels of risky drug use with high levels of risky sexual behaviour.”<br />
    18. 18. Three options:<br />Death, Jail, or Recovery <br />
    19. 19. Stigma is one of the meanest and most difficult aspects of addiction. It makes it harder for individuals and families to deal with their problems and get the help they need<br />
    20. 20. Society imposes stigma and its damage <br />
    21. 21. Addiction: is not a character flaw or weakness, it is a disease<br />
    22. 22. Stigma includes Negativity, Prejudice and Discrimination <br />
    23. 23. Challenge <br />media that <br />discriminate against addicts<br />
    24. 24.
    25. 25. Stigma: Invisible marks separating our community<br />
    26. 26. Helping those who need it most <br />
    27. 27. Fill up the classrooms with hope <br />
    28. 28. “It’s hard to understand addiction unless you’ve experienced it” Ken Hensley <br />
    29. 29. Educate yourself and the world around you<br />
    30. 30. Helping students so they can grow<br />
    31. 31. Let’s clean up the streets together <br />
    32. 32. We should not hide the disease <br />
    33. 33. Harm reduction plays an important role<br />
    34. 34. Communication, education, and support are essential<br />
    35. 35. Psychiatric nurses <br />can <br />make <br />a difference<br />
    36. 36. Light can<br /> shine through <br />the darkness<br />
    37. 37. Our city can be a better place <br />
    38. 38. Nurses shine light to reduce stigma <br />
    39. 39. Together we can stop the cycle <br />
    40. 40. The road to change is long, but worth it in the end <br />
    41. 41. There’s hope, we’re here to help <br />
    42. 42. Our next stop::<br />Reducing the stigma<br />
    43. 43. A brighter future lies ahead… <br />
    44. 44. It all starts with one step<br />
    45. 45. Resources<br />http://one80center.com/new-government-study-finds-abuse-of-prescription-meds-skyrocketing/<br />Principles and Practices of Psychiatric Nursing. Gail w. Stuart <br />http://www.myaddiction.com/teen-drug-addiction.html<br />http://www.parents4accountability.com/drug-abuse.php<br />http://signsofcocaineuse.com/<br />http://www.askanaddict.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=pages.page&page_id=86&pagenum=2<br />http://parentingteens.com/blog/category/teen-drug-abuse/<br />http://www.troubledwith.com/ParentingTeens<br />http://www.crystalmethaddiction.org/Crystal_Meth_Withdrawal_Symptoms.htm<br />http://www.canadiancrc.com/Homeless_Children_and_Youths_in_Canada.aspx<br />http://www.pbase.com/ssahmed/image/41782762<br />http://www.unodc.org/youthnet/youthnet_action_good_practice_street_youth_hiv.html<br />http://www.alcoholanswers.org/alcohol-education/stigma-alcohol-dependence-treatment.cfm<br />http://www.hbo.com/addiction/stigma/52_coping_with_stigma.html<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nguva/3217006782/<br />http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/k/ken_hensley.html<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/mklingo/2809961438/<br />http://www.ghosts.ws/Most-Haunted-Places/St-Louis-Ghost-Train-St-Louis-Saskatchewan-Canada-ghosthunt.htm<br />http://kristynmarie.com/?p=1012<br />http://narconon.ca/blog/drug-addiction/advice-families-recovering-drug-addicts.html<br />http://alberta.inetgiant.ca/medicinehat/addetails/here-s-a-helping-hand/2456028<br />http://narconon.ca/blog/drug-rehabilitation/alcohol-drug-abuse-rehab-centers.html<br />http://willsonwheels.blogspot.com/2010/09/prince-albert-national-park.html<br />Music: Emilee Allan- “She Talks to Angels” (cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LamwYU-i-BE&feature=channel_video_title<br />
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