Nick Barton - Action on Addiction

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Nick Barton - Action on Addiction

  1. 1. Families First Conference 21 November 2013 Tough love & recovery: “How Tough is Too Tough?” Nick Barton, Chief Executive 1
  2. 2. Addict+ Tough Love = Recovery ? 2
  3. 3. Recovery is when, by objective measures the person is no longer suffering from or is now in remission from the condition in question; i.e., no longer exhibiting the symptoms of addiction. 3
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  5. 5. Enabling Tough Love White text here 5
  6. 6. Addiction addiction is a consuming relationship with a substance or behaviour driven by an urge to feel something different that becomes self-perpetuating and results in a range of harmful consequences 6
  7. 7. Parallel Addiction Responses 7
  8. 8. hopium 8
  9. 9. Can you get someone to stop their addiction by the way you relate to them? No 9
  10. 10. Can you improve your life by the way you relate to someone with an addiction? Yes 10
  11. 11. Advice begins with Stop Don’t Avoid Do 11
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  13. 13. You? Me? We? Them? Us 13
  14. 14. Evidence ? 14
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  16. 16. Thank you for listening Nick Barton Chief Executive Action on Addiction 16
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