Community Presentations

Drug

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ISM’s (Root Cause/s That Fuel Use/Abuse/Misuse)

This presentation covers ism’s (root causes that fuel use, abuse, and misuse); systemic reasons that influence and contribute to addictive cycle

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Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana

This presentation covers bath salts and synthetic marijuana; how used, what they look like, and consequences

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How to Utilize a School Based Drug Curriculum Framework

Dr. Vito Forlenza, agency consultant, developed a first of its kind work; discussion of components of framework and recommendations on how to integrate lessons and messages into schools.

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Nicotine Use, Dependence and Cessation

WVADS, Inc. is a frontrunner in nicotine awareness, prevention/education, and treatment. Presentation discusses reasons for use, treatment options available, physiological and behavioral consequences of use

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Drugs of Abuse

Participants learn about the many drugs and chemicals being abused; over the counter, prescription meds, street drugs; how used, physical and behavioral consequences

Alcohol

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Binge Drinking

This presentation covers medical consequences, legal consequences, date rape, violence, and unsafe practices associated with binge drinking

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Hallmark Signs of Alcoholism

This presentation covers Jekyll-Hyde changes in behavior, alcohol blackouts, changes in tolerance and loss of control

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Blood Alcohol

This presentation covers Blood Alcohol Levels (BAL), Blood Alcohol Concentrations (BAC) and its implication on brain function(s) .

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Alcohol Use and Abuse as a Precursor to Co-Occurring Problems

This presentation covers Alcohol use and abuse as a precursor to co-occurring problems such as depression and suicide

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Use of Recovering Alcoholics/Addicts

WVADS, Inc. facilitates many presentations and programs which feature individuals who share their personal stories of addiction and recovery

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The Real Story of DUI

This presentation covers Frank and Sharon Yanulevius sharing story of daughter’s untimely death by drunk driver; Power Point on life of Sharon Yanulevius who was tragically killed by a drunk driver on August 12, 1995. Friends of Sharon pamphlet and booklet used as handouts

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Underage Drinking In American Culture; What Do We Do About It?

This workshop provides state of the problem….just how serious it is; reasons that contribute and fuel the problem; role of family, community, media, music, movie, video, etc. on problem; recommendations to reduce problem

Effects

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Treatment Options and Fellowship Options

This presentation covers treatment options and fellowship options; discussion regarding types of treatment (levels of care); how WVADS determines appropriate treatment recommendations; the role of the fellowships of AA, NA, etc. in enhancing recovery

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Academic and Legal Implications and Consequences

This presentation covers academic and legal implications and consequences specific to high school, college and university populations; explores impact of drug/alcohol use on learning, cognition, concentration, attention, as well as legal consequences of use.

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Pre and Post-Testing of Drug/Alcohol Knowledge

This presentation covers pre and post testing utilizing comprehensive and challenging pre and post testing concept, participated is provided with in-depth knowledge of drugs, alcohol, and their human and societal impact

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Stages of Alcohol and Drug Use

This presentation covers use, abuse, misuse, dependency and addiction; progression of addiction through disease stages; physiological, behavioral consequences.

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Etiology of Addiction

This presentation covers the underlying physiological, psychological, sociological, and cultural origins or causes

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Choice and Decision Making

This presentation covers peer influence, social influence, media influence, beverage industry influence and entertainment industry influence

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Risk Vs. Protective Factors

This presentation covers Catalano and Hawkins, noted researchers, work on Risk and Protective Factors and the role they play in youth’s decision to experiment with or use drugs/alcohol

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Understanding Assessment/Evaluation Tools

This presentation covers understanding assessment and evaluation tools; Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria; Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test; Drug and Alcohol Screening….includes South Oaks Gambling Screening Tool

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Addiction As A Family Disease

This presentation covers the impact of addiction on the family; stages of family progression; consequences of failure to receive treatment; treatment and fellowship options for famil

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The Role of Trauma in Addiction and Recovery

This presentation covers the role of trauma in addiction and recovery; stressors, hardships, tragedies, human pains and how they contribute to use and abuse of drugs/alcohol

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Role of Relapse Prevention In Recovery

This presentation covers the role of relapse prevention in recovery; strategies, recommendations, suggestions for enhancing recovery and preventing relapse

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Ethics and Addiction

This presentation covers laws, regulations, ethical codes, protocols and procedures of ethics that govern addiction field.

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Drugs, Brains and Behavior; The Science of Addiction

This presentation covers the impact of drug use on brain and its regions; consequences resulting from this use; cognitive function, intellectual impact, etc.

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Search and Seizure Do’s and Don’ts

This presentation covers specific driven workshops addressing search and seizure laws, regulations, case precedent court rulings, boundaries; what you can and cannot do

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Methods of Drug Testing

In this presentation participants learn about various options of drug testing, including drug testing school and industrial policies, cleansing agents on market, etc.

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Omnibus Transportation Policy Compliance for Industry

Specific presentation for industry that assists safety sensitive industries (as determined by federal government) to become compliant with strict standards of Omnibus Transportation Policy

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Industrial Drug and Alcohol Policies and Procedures

This presentation is a how-to workshop designed to provide industry with state of the art policies, procedures, protocols for dealing with impaired employees; sample policies discussed.

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Women’s Issues in Addiction and Recovery

This presentation covers specific issues that women face who suffer from addiction; what barriers do women face and recommendations to improve access to treatment

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Prescription Drug Abuse- America’s Emerging Epidemic

This presentation will examine the fastest growing type of drug abuse; examines reasons for use, factors that contribute to continued use; explanation of WVADS, Inc. novel “Prescription Drug Treatment Program” (Informational booklet utilized in training)

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Drug Definitions

This presentation covers half-life of drugs, synergy, drug automatism, gynecomastia, A-Motivational Syndrome, Jonesing, etc.; why addicts need to know these terms.

Other

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Understanding the Components of a School Based Drug and Alcohol Policy

The presentation covers what constitutes Reasonable Suspicion; Search and Seizure; Supreme Court Decisions; Process/Protocols For Dealing With Drug/Alcohol Violations

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Listing of Valuable Informational Websites

This presentation covers a listing of valuable informational websites

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The Potential Impact of Continued Poor Choice and Poor Decision-Making

This presentation covers prevention tips and Recommendations for wellness. There is also an in-session written exercise designed to foster reflection and understanding of the potential impact of continued poor choice and poor decision making.

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Suicide and Addiction

This presentation covers suicide and addiction; suicide is 3rd leading cause of death in U.S. among 16-25 year olds; role of drugs/alcohol in suicide is discussed; risk and protective factors are presented.

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Treatment Needs of Substance Abusing Traumatized Military Members

This presentation covers substance abuse in the emotional and physical disabled patient; unique treatment issues are presented; barriers affecting these patients and specific recommendations to improve treatment outcomes in this population (Informational booklet utilized in training)

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Substance Abuse in the Emotional and Physical Disabled Patients

This presentation covers substance abuse in the emotional and physical disabled patients

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Weapons Deterrent Program For Youth

This presentation covers methods of non-violent conflict resolution; recommendations on handling stressful incidents with non-violent techniques and strategies (Informational booklet utilized in training)

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Gangs and Drugs

This presentation covers why people are enamored by gangs; what are gangs; role of drug and alcohol use in youth involvement with gangs (Informational booklet utilized in training)