Maddy’s Story: An Individual’s Journey in Substance Use

Tiffany Hairston, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, NCC | September 21 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Room 2591

Topic: Film, Direct Service | Knowledge Level: Beginner, Intermediate

This presentation will utilize the film "Maddy's Story" to demonstrate one individual's journey through onset of substance use, progression of use, treatment, and ongoing recovery. The film will explore how substance use has impacted the individual who is using and their relationships with their family as well as other interpersonal relationships. The presentation will explore prevention of substance use, what to expect during treatment, and the ongoing process of maintaining sobriety and developing a recovery oriented lifestyle.

Presentation Objectives:

·  Explain the importance of prevention, treatment, and ongoing recovery efforts.

·  Describe the influence of environment and peers on risk of substance use.

·  Discuss the disease model of addiction.

·  Explore various treatment models including detox, inpatient, outpatient, and recovery housing.

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