PRESENTING: Preventure. Can addiction be prevented?


Mon, 02/26/2018    
5:30 pm-7:00 pm


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

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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

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

Northstar Community
563 Southlake Blvd, Richmond, VA (Located very close to Chesterfield County)

Published by

Anne Moss Rogers

I am an emotionally naked mental health speaker, and author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk. I raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost my younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. I help people foster a culture of connection to prevent suicide, reduce substance misuse and find life after loss. My motivational mental health keynotes, training and workshop topics include suicide prevention, addiction, mental illness, anxiety, coping strategies/resilience, and grief. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now the legacy I try and carry forward in my son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website. Trained in ASIST and trainer for the evidence-based 4-hour training for everyone called safeTALK.

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