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Freedom from addiction melissa evans_cis100


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Freedom from addiction melissa evans_cis100

  1. 1. You Can Recover<br />Freedom From Addiction<br />Presented by Melissa Evans<br />
  2. 2. By changing attitudes and finding solutions through our own program of recovery, we can regain our sense of hope, serenity, freedom, and joy. -Anonymous<br />
  3. 3. What is Addiction?<br />Drug addiction is a complex illness characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persists even in the face of devastating consequences. <br />But you can get help!<br />
  4. 4. Are You at Risk?<br />As with many other conditions and diseases, vulnerability to addiction differs from person to person. Your genes, age when you started taking drugs, and family and social environment all play a role in addiction.<br />
  5. 5. Risk Factors<br />Family history of addiction <br />Abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences in childhood <br />Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety <br />Early use of drugs <br />
  6. 6. Know the Signs<br />Do you feel like you can’t stop, even if you wanted to? <br />Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use? <br />Do you need to use drugs to relax or feel better?<br />Do your friends or family members complain or worry about your drug use?<br />
  7. 7. Know the Signs<br />Do you hide or lie about your drug use?<br />Have you ever done anything illegal in order to obtain drugs? <br />Do you spend money on drugs that you really can’t afford?<br />Do you ever use more than one recreational drug at a time?<br />
  8. 8. Getting Help<br />If you’re ready to admit you have a drug problem….<br />Congratulations!<br />Recognizing that you have a problem is the first step on the road to recovery.<br />
  9. 9. Freedom Can Be Yours<br />You can be free if you want it and are willing to work hard for it.<br />Recovery from addiction is a difficult process, especially in the beginning.<br />It’s very important to find a treatment program that is right for you.<br />
  10. 10. A Good Place to Start<br />Repeat this to yourself several times each day.<br />The Serenity Prayer<br />God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Strength to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. Just for Today.<br />
  11. 11. It Takes Patience and Work<br />Because drug abuse and addiction have so many dimensions and disrupt so many aspects of an individual's life,<br />TREATMENT IS NOT SIMPLE.<br />
  12. 12. You Can Do It<br />Addiction treatment goals:<br />Stop using drugs.<br />Maintain a drug-free lifestyle.<br />Function productively in family, at work and in society.<br />
  13. 13. Forms of Treatment<br />Inpatient Treatment<br />Long term<br />Short term<br />Chemical Intervention<br />Methadone<br />Suboxone<br />Naltrexone Implants<br />
  14. 14. Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous<br />Go to Meetings<br />Get a Sponsor<br />Work the 12-Step Program<br />Stay Clean<br />
  15. 15. One Day at a Time<br />Recovery is an ongoing process.<br />There are no quick fixes for <br /> drug addiction and alcoholism.<br />Most addicts need months or even years of counseling. <br />
  16. 16. Don’t Give Up!<br />Don’t drink or drug-No matter what.<br />Develop a support system.<br />Take it a day at a time.<br />Give yourself credit for clean time. <br />
  17. 17. Learn to Live Again<br />There is life after addiction.<br />Avoid old people, places and things.<br />Set goals.<br />Form new relationships.<br />Take it slow.<br />
  18. 18. A New Life Begins Here<br />If you or someone you know suffers with drug or alcohol addiction-Make the call.<br />1-800-784-6776<br />Do it NOW!<br />