Brain Injury & Chemical Dependency “What’s Effective – What’s Not” 25 th Annual Conference for Professionals in Brain Injury Crowne Plaza – St Paul April 29-30, 2010 John W. Johnson, Advocate/Trainer, Options Center for Independent Living Minnesota Model
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25th Annual Conference for
Professionals in Brain Injury
Crowne Plaza – St Paul
April 29-30, 2010
John W. Johnson, Advocate/Trainer, Options Center for Independent Living
Professionals state “persons with head injury appear to function normally in most settings, but who are unable to understand the concepts of alcohol or other drug addiction, or to benefit from traditional treatment modalities”…
“When the self is alone (without the nine qualities: desire, hatred, effort, pleasure, pain, consciousness, virtue, non-virtue and activity) – this is said to be the attainment of liberation.”
Enhance & maintain motivation to abstain independent recovery from substance addiction
Cope with urges
Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors
Balance momentary and enduring satisfactionsSMART RecoverySelf-Management and Recovery Training
Fergus Falls independent recovery from substance addiction
Grand Rapids (3)
New Ulm (2)
16 on-line meetings
500+ world wide face to face meetingsMinnesota SMART Chapters
1/3 of individuals incurring a ‘traumatic’ brain injury were intoxicated at the time of injury
Traditional methods of substance abuse treatment programs are often insufficient to meet presenting issues of individuals with ‘traumatic’ brain injury.
Thank You For Your Attention individualized treatment plan.