Science of Addiction Recovery Training (SOAR)

Friday, May 06, 2016

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 6:00pm—8:00pm
535 Broadhollow Road, Melville, New York—Rear Entrance


Sponsored by:
Friends of Recovery—New York is a statewide coalition of people in recovery from addiction. We are dedicated to promoting policies and practices supporting a vision of recovery from addiction.

Founded in January 2000, the Long Island Recovery Association is a grassroots organization of peo- ple concerned about the rights of those in recovery from or seeking help for addiction related illnesses. We look to bring together individuals in recovery, along with families, friends and allies, to
advocate for the rights and needs of those affected by the disease of addiction.

Questions? Contact Nicole Carey—917-513-9355 *CASAC credits pending approval

This 2 hour symposium’s goal is explaining addiction as a brain condition and that, very much like other chronic health conditions, recovery is a daily health issue that over 25 million Americans successfully manage. Upon completion of the symposium, participants will be able to:

1)Explain, using plain language:
a) why addicts can’t “just quit and stay quit,” and b) the reasons for the message of hope for recovery, both based on neuropsychology;

2) Describe how alcohol and other drug use affects priorities and behaviors, and why recovery capital and supports are often needed to sustain long-term recovery;

3) Identify the many pathways to recovery, and where peer and professional help is available for choosing resources that best meet an individual, family, or community’s current needs.
This training spreads the word about recovery and advocates for people who are seeking or in need of recovery. Brief lectures aided by a PowerPoint as supplemented with individual and small group activities, and whole-group discussions. The course content is adapted to the primary audience so that it is appropriate for adolescents, adults, peers/clients, family psycho-education groups, staff in-service trainings, community in-reach events, or community partners’ presentations. Many healthcare, behavioral health, social service, criminal justice, and recovery community organizations and community groups have used this training as a cornerstone to building or enhancing recovery-oriented systems of care within an organization and in conjunction with other community-based resources.

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