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Women in RecoveryDefining your Relationship w Drugs- Ariel Chrisopher

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Defining your relationship with drugs

Defining Your Relationship With Drugs

Week 5


Quiet time

Quiet Time

  • Sit quietly for a minute or two, and focus on where we are now.


Today s agenda

Today’s Agenda

  • Quiet Time

  • Check- in

  • Exploring personal relationship with substances

  • What does a healthy relationship with a substance look like?

  • The Continuum - What does an unhealthy relationship with substance look like?

  • Where is YOUR line? – discussion


Check in

Check-in

  • Name

  • Feeling

  • Last use

  • 12-step meetings? What happened?

  • Who attended a meeting?

  • If you did not attend a meeting

    • • Did you think about it?

    • • What prevented your attendance?

    • • What can you do differently this week?

  • Success with last week’s recovery tool? (binders)


Session goals

Session Goals

  • To understand that our relationships with alcohol and other drugs progress along a continuum.

  • To personalize and classify our own relationships with various substances


Four characteristics

…FourCharacteristics

of a Healthy

Relationship with a Drug


Characteristics of a healthy relationship

Characteristics of aHealthy Relationship

  • Knowledge

  • Benefits

  • No negative “side effects”

  • Freedom to choose


Knowledge

Knowledge?

  • Recognition that the substance you are using is a drug and awareness of what it does to your body

  • Examples of drugs that people don’t realize they are using

  • Read info from pharmacy?


Benefits

Benefits?

  • Experience of a useful effect

  • of the drug over time.


Why people use drugs possible useful e ffects

Why People Use Drugs Possible Useful Effects

  • To treat disease

  • To alter moods

  • To escape boredom and despair

  • To promote and enhance social interaction

  • To enhance sensory experience and pleasure

  • To stimulate artistic creativity and performance

  • To improve physical performance

  • To rebel

  • To go along with peer pressure

  • To aid religious practices

  • To explore the self

  • To establish an identity


Side effects

SideEffects?

  • Freedom from adverse effects on health or behavior

    Possible effects

  • Uncertainty of Dose and Quality

  • Mixing Drugs

  • Medical Problems

    • • Acute problems (i.e. overdosing & allergic reactions; injuries)

    • • Chronic problems (i.e. irritate & damage body systems; lifestyle can influence self-care like diet, sleep, hygiene & exercise)

  • • Pregnancy complications

  • • Misdiagnoses due to drugs changing or masking symptoms

  • • Drug induced/aggravated psychiatric disorders


Possible side effects

Possible Side Effects

  • Social and Behavioral Problems

    • Relational

    • Altered Inhibitions

    • Diminished Ability to Process Social Cues

    • Distortion of Emotional Experience

    • Family

    • Employment

    • School

  • • Life Threatening Social Situations

    • Developmental Problems

    • Impaired mental development

    • Impaired emotional development

    • Impaired physical development

  • Legal Problems

    • DWI

    • Assault & Domestic Violence

    • Possession & Distribution

  • Dependency & Addiction

    • Physiological

    • Psychological

  • Limits Personal Freedom!


Freedom

Freedom?

  • Ease of separation from the use of the drug.

  • Withdrawal

    • • Psychological or Physical

    • • The Substitution Syndrome

  • Tolerance

    • More of the same drug for benefit

    • Stronger drug for benefit


Defining your relationship w drugs

  • Add relationship with drugs hand out one way and 2 way street.


Break time

Break time!


Personalizing discussion

Personalizing Discussion

  • Where are you in your relationship with your drug of choice?

  • If you think you are still on a two-way street, does your relationship meet all our criteria of a healthy relationship?

  • Have you passed the point of no return?


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