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Family Focused Addiction Support Training: Getting your Life Back

Class Details

Maureen Cavanagh, the author of "If You Love Me: A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Opioid Addiction," is the presenter for this webinar.
To learn more about this book use the link - https://www.amazon.com/If-You-Love-Daughters-Addiction-ebook/dp/B079DVZDCK

Maureen Cavanagh will introduce you to her newest project “Family Focused Addiction Support Training (FFAST).” FFAST is a family-focused intervention designed to define and increase fluency in the language of recovery, educate on substance use disorder and provide resources for self-care for those affected by a another’s substance use disorder. 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.

The NLM Resources related to substance use disorder that are highlighted during the webinar are MedlinePlus, Opioid Addiction and Treatment Portal, PILLBOX and the Graphic Medicine Book Club. Also, an extensive substance use disorder resource list that includes materials from NLM and partner organizations will also be made available with the recording link and webinar slides.

Learning Objectives:
• Understand positive communication styles, the power of stigma and how blame and shame hinder recovery
• Learn what the “Stages of Change” are and how they are necessary to the recovery process.
• Learn what “recovery” and “recovery capital” are. Understand the multiple pathways that are available to treat the disease of addiction.
• Explore the concept of compassion fatigue and the importance of putting the “oxygen mask’ on yourself to create strategies conducive to your own mental and physical health.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Sep 17, 2019
3:00PM - 4:00PM ET
Susan Halpin, Education & Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education Credits: