By: Megan Souter, Preventionist Our Prevention Team provided five different programs equating to almost 1,000hours of prevention program services in 2023! These hours do not include additional...Learn More
By: Christopher Goeke, Executive Director Back to the future.... Apart from it being my birthday, (something I’m not really acknowledging much anymore), it is the point on the calendar where...Learn More
By: Pietro Lombardo, Chapter 51 Project Coordinator Substance use proves to be a very subjective occurrence for everyone. No two individuals who use substances are alike. A family member of a...Learn More
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On Tuesday, September 19th, we held our annual TOP Conference! It was an opportunity to connect with numerous people concerned about the health of community and student athletes. Headlined by Bryan...Learn More
The stigmatizing term “homeless” has been replaced with the person first term “unhoused.”
The stigmatizing terms “alcoholic or drunk” have been replaced with the person first terms “person with an alcohol disorder or person who misuses alcohol.”
The stigmatizing terms “addict, junkie, user, or drug abuser” have been replaced with the person first terms “person with an opioid use disorder, person with a substance use disorder, or people who use drugs.”
The stigmatizing terms “former addict or reformed addict” have been replaced with the person first terms “person in recovery, person in long-term recovery, or person who previously used to use drugs.”
The stigmatizing terms “dirty or failing a drug test” have been replaced with the person first terms “testing positive with a drug screen.”
The stigmatizing term “abuse” has been replaced with the person first terms “use” for someone who uses illicit drugs, and “misuse” for prescription drug use other than prescribed.
The stigmatizing phrase “committed suicide” has been replaced with the person first phrase “died by suicide.”
The stigmatizing term “schizophrenic” has been replaced with the person first term “someone with schizophrenia.”
The stigmatizing terms “opioid substitution, replacement therapy, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT)” have been replaced with the person first terms “medication treatment for OUD, medications for OUD, opioid agonist therapy, pharmacotherapy, or medication for a substance use disorder.”
A mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends can bring positive changes to their individual situations.
By Patrick Roff The mutuality created between “one alcoholic talking to another” has been the cornerstone of recovery since 1935. Webster’s dictionary defines “mutuality” using the following words: “the quality of being mutual” and “a sharing of sentiments; intimacy”. The…