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    Choosing the Best Path - Youth Gambling Choosing the Best Path - Youth Gambling Presentation Transcript

    • Choosing the Best Path: Avoiding Addictions Presented by: Yvonne Kays, MAT AOD Prevention Health Educator
    • IN OUR FAMILY ?
      • 1 out of every 3 families report being affected by problem drinking
      • 1 out of every 4 children live with an alcoholic parent
      • In most Marion County classrooms over half the students have worried about drugs, gambling or alcohol use in their family
    • New Addiction
      • Oregon is 2 nd only to Nevada for all the opportunities we offer to gamble
      • 88% of problem gamblers are addicted to video slot/poker machines
      • Higher risk of suicide
      • Alcohol/drug use increases risk
      • Treatment is free and confidential in Oregon – call 1-877-MY LIMIT or chat online at 1877mylimit.org
    • HIGHER RISK FOR ADDICTIONS
      • Children with addiction in their families
      • Children who begin use at any early age: 15 and under = 40%
      • 18 and over = 10%
      • Women
    • PERPETUATION OF ADDICTION
      • Children with higher risk for addiction begin use and progress into addiction. and/or
      • They may marry an addictive person. and/or
      • Their children may become addicted.
      • Be aware – choose to avoid the problem
    • THE FAMILY STRUCTURE
      • is altered when a family member becomes dependent
      • Other family members try to cope by behaving differently
    • CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE
      • The “unspoken” rules
      • Don’t Talk
      • Don’t Feel
      • Don’t Trust
    • ROLES IN THE FAMILY
      • Children cope by taking on different roles -
      • And then get stuck in that role.
    • FAMILY HERO
      • The “Good” kid
      • Super responsible
      • Perfectionist
      • Overachiever
    • THE REBEL
      • In trouble
      • Acts out anger
      • Defiant
      • Alcohol & drug use may begin
    • THE LOST CHILD
      • The quiet one
      • Isolates to room
      • Spends time alone
      • Doesn’t draw attention
    • The Mascot
      • Clowns around
      • Distracts, teases
      • Smile becomes mask
      • Uses humor to draw attention
    • Remember the seven C’s
      • I didn’t cause it
      • I can’t control it
      • I can’t cure it
      • I can learn to cope with it
      • By taking better care of myself
      • By communicating my feelings
      • And by making health choices
    • INFORMATION AVAILABLE
      • Al-Anon/Alateen(for family/friends)
      • AA/NA/GA(what is addiction/help)
      • Intervention (how to confront)
      • Specific Drug information
      • Stop Smoking information
      • Problem gambling information