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Shattering the Stigma: A MAP Substance Use and Recovery series

The UFT Member Assistance Program is introducing a new series of one-hour virtual presentations on substance use called Shattering the Stigma. We will learn from leading professionals about various addictions and interventions. Substance use affects more than 21 million Americans, regardless of race, education or career path. Together, we can normalize the conversation around substance use and shatter the stigma that harms individuals and families affected by it. 

Join with other members in a safe space where we will share strategies and resources for support. All virtual sessions will take place from 5p.m.–6 p.m., with a 45-min presentation followed by a 15-min Q & A period. 

Upcoming presentations

Recovery and co-dependency: The role of family and how to support loved ones
Weds., Oct. 6, 2021
Presenter: Lilliam Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Individuals struggling with substance use disorder can unintentionally have a significant impact on the family system. At the same time, family members can unintentionally reinforce their loved ones’ addictive behaviors. Join Dr. Lilliam Rodriguez to understand how co-dependency can enable addictive behaviors and learn healthy ways a family can interact with their loved one to help encourage healing and a path to recovery.

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Substance use and youth: The ABCs of addiction prevention
Thurs., Nov. 18, 2021
Presenter: Jessica Lahey, best selling author and public speaker

Learn ways to identify and support students at risk of substance use, so educators can be a first line of defense and help prevent addiction.  Join guest speaker, educator and best-selling author Jessica Lahey, to learn about her experiences working on substance abuse with youth. We will discuss best practices among school programs that have evolved in response to an increase in public health knowledge.  

Registration information will be posted soon. 

Interventions: A lifeline for those affected by substance use
Weds., Jan. 12, 2022

Registration information will be posted soon.