Family-Focused Addiction Support Training (FFAST): Getting Your Life Back
UMass Chan AffiliationsNational Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region
Lamar Soutter Library
KeywordsFamily-Focused Addiction Support Training
substance use disorder
opioid use disorder
help for families with addiction
Library and Information Science
Medicine and Health Sciences
Other Social and Behavioral Sciences
Public Health Education and Promotion
Substance Abuse and Addiction
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AbstractMaureen Cavanaugh will introduce her newest project “Taking Back Your Life.” Taking Back Your Life is a family-focused intervention designed to define and increase fluency in the language of recovery. If you are a parent, sibling, a member of the extended family or even a professional working in a setting with individuals going through substance use disorder, learning the steps to care for yourself is essential if want to be a healthy, empathetic and effective supporter to your loved one, patient or student. Learning Objectives: Learn what “recovery” and “recovery capital” are. Understand the multiple pathways that are available to treat the disease of addiction. Learn what the “Stages of Change” are and how they are necessary to the recovery process. Understand the power of stigma and how blame and shame hinder recovery. Learn how to create strategies conducive to your own mental and physical health.
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