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PRESENTING: Preventure. Can addiction be prevented?

When

Mon, 02/26/2018    
5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Where

VCU Psychiatry/UNOS office building
501 N. 2nd Street, Richmond, VA

Event Type

PREVENTURE- AN INNOVATIVE SOLUTION TO PREVENTING TEEN SUBSTANCE MISUSE

I’ll be speaking on the topic of Preventure at the Family Education Group at VCU Motivate Clinic.  The Preventure Program is an evidence-based school program associated with 30-80% reduction in adolescent substance use. This intervention focuses on teaching teens coping strategies to manage personality traits that predispose them to addiction and associated high risk behaviors. Personality traits that predispose one to addiction include.

  1. Sensation seeking
  2. Impulsiveness
  3. Anxiety Sensitivity
  4. Hopelessness

In partnership with Beacon Tree Foundation, VCU Institute of Drug & Alcohol Studies and Virginia Recovery Foundation.

About Family Educational Group for Substance Abuse Disorder in Richmond, VA

This is a group focused on educating families on substance abuse disorder (addiction). You will find resources, what to do next and how to use the opioid trainers. These are structured with speakers and topics each week. For anyone with a loved one with an addiction, this is a fantastic group started by area expert, Tom Bannard. More information or to get on the reminder list: recovery@vcu.edu. Meeting times, info and location

Mondays
VCU Motivate Clinic (I will be presenting at this group)
5:30-6:30pm
501 N. 2nd Street, Richmond, at the corner of 2nd and E. Clay Streets. Parking is free in the lot next to the building

Thursdays
Northstar Community
6:30-8:00pm
563 Southlake Blvd, Richmond, VA (Located very close to Chesterfield County)

Published by

AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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