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  • 1. Youre the Missing Piece Workforce Development Team
  • 2. What about tomorrow?
    • What is your focus in life going to be when you graduate?
    • Focus on awareness of the need for education
    • You can help the world to understand
    • Focus on awareness of the need for prevention
    • You can save a teenager and a grandmother
    • Focus on the need for research You can help find answers to world problems
    • Focus on the need to continually provide support for people in Recovery
    • Focus on awareness of the need for treatment You can make the difference in the life of a mother and her daughter
    Education Prevention Treatment Research Recovery
  • 3.
    • KNOWLEDGE GIVES CHOICES
      • You can help a person see new opportunities that will allow them to make a choice
        • You can make a difference in the life of the child
      • If you are not there they may never see the opportunity to change
        • If you are not there they may not even have a life
        • to live
    • WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE ITS SURRENDER
    Educate
    • To Teach Or Not To Teach
  • 4. Educate
    • To Teach or Not to Teach
    • As a Substance Abuse Professional you have the ability to help people see beyond the moment.
  • 5.
    • Educated Choice
        • John worked with a 16 year old high school student to help him understand the long term effects of using Crystal Meth. The student got into recovery, completed high school and is now in college studying to be teacher.
    • Uneducated Consequences
        • Maria, a 17 year old high school student was not as fortunate. There was not a drug counselor available the day she needed help. Maria became a heroin addict. She walks the streets to support her addiction.
    Educate
    • To Teach or Not to Teach
  • 6.
    • Alcohol abuse kills an estimated 100,000 people every year.
    • Crystal meth cost the U.S. an estimated $23.4 billion in 2005
    • In the United States 17.6 million abuse alcohol or are alcohol dependent.
    • Crystal meth contains drain cleaner, matches, brake fluid, lighter fluid and hydrochloric acid.
    • As a counselor what you teach and provide can and will help people to change their lives.
    Educate
    • To Teach or Not to Teach
  • 7.
    • CREATE AWARENESS TODAY
    • OR DEAL WITH THE ISSUES TOMORROW
    Prevention
    • To Use or Not to Use
  • 8. Prevention
    • To use or not to use
    • By working with prevention you can impact the lives of hundreds of people who can change the lives of thousands.
  • 9.
    • Why Prevention?
        • Substance abuse is a preventable disease.
        • It usually begins in adolescence and childhood.
    Prevention
    • To Use or Not to Use
  • 10.
    • Its called pot, weed, grass, ganja, or skunk but it is still marijuana.
    • Maybe you know a person with a prescription for Vicodin, morphine or codeine. These are all opiates.
    • Marijuana changes the way that a person sees, hears, smells, tastes, and feels.
    • A person who is addicted to opiates will develop uncontrollable urges to use more.
    • Both Marijuana and Opiates destroy lives and you can make a difference.
    Prevention
    • To Use or Not to Use
  • 11.
    • HOPEFUL FOR TOMORROW
    • The desire to work at making a change in ones life enables them to take steps towards recovery.
      • Talking with a Substance Abuse Counselor is the first of many positive steps.
    • With no desire to make a change in their life, the person will continue to become more dependent on illicit drugs and alcohol.
      • There view of life is often shaded by bad experiences, depression and a sense of loss.
    • COMPLACENT WITH TODAY
    Treatment
    • To Change or Not to Change
  • 12. Treatment
    • To Change or Not to Change
    • Making the decision seek help is the first step in self empowerment. This is where the person who has just begun to use or is a life-long addict realizes that people care.
  • 13.
    • Outpatient Treatment Opportunities
        • By working in outpatient treatment you can provide support for people both identifying their issues and those in recovery
    • Inpatient Treatment Opportunities
        • You give people the opportunities to put their lives back together
        • Help people to rebuild bridges that have been destroyed
    Treatment
    • To Change or Not to Change
  • 14.
    • Everyday we fight the battle to help people make a positive change.
    • Everyday someone finds a way to abuse another substance.
    • Every year thousands of people enter recovery.
    • Everyday we lose thousands of people to drunk drivers and overdoses.
    • Maybe you can find the answer in the research you chose to undertake.
    Treatment
    • To change or Not to Change
  • 15.
    • COUNSELOR SUPPORT
    • You have the ability to open a new door for thousands of people.
    • People in Recovery run Community Support groups such as AA and NA. They become peer supports for the people in their lives.
    • MEN AND WOMEN IN RECOVERY
    Recovery
    • Changing Lives One Person at a Time
  • 16. Recovery
    • Changing Lives One Person at a Time
    You can help us in our Recovery. Its one step at a time!
  • 17.
    • One tool in helping people both in Recovery and those just beginning the journey is the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC). Click on the movie clip developed by ATTC to help people understand the need for people to help those seeking Recovery. You can make a difference.
    Recovery
    • Changing Lives One Person at a Time
    Click Space below for movie clip http://www.youtube.com/user/recoverymonth?v=PtkzBeCz5X0
  • 18.
    • As a Substance Abuse Counselor you provide the person in Recovery with support as they begin to make a difference.
    • Every year thousands on men and women begin Recovery from substance abuse
    • They now have the ability to help another person begin the journey to Recovery.
    Recovery
    • Changing Lives One Person at a Time
  • 19.
    • EFFECTIVE CLINICAL RESEARCH
    • Clinical research is about people seeking to find a cure. It involves:
      • Laboratories and lab techs.
        • Research Institutes
          • Clinical Trials
          • Government and Community supported grants
          • Dedicated people working for a clinical outcome
    • Experimentation is about people getting high on drugs. It involves:
      • Crack houses
      • Meth labs
      • Drug Dealers
      • Dirty Needles
        • Overdosing
        • Death
    • EXPERIMENTATION BY OUR CHILDREN
    Research
    • What Will Tomorrow Bring
  • 20. Research
    • What Will Tomorrow Bring
    • Research gives the treatment community hope.
      • Hope that we can complete res