UW-Madison SOCWORK 453 - Mutual help programs and recovery from addiction (10 pages)

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A lecture about mutual help programs and discussion about how they help with addiction.


Lecture number:
21
Pages:
10
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Socwork 453 - Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse
Edition:
1

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Soc Work 453 1st Edition Lecture 21 Outline of Last Lecture I Announcements II What is stigma III Concepts IV Why do people stigmatize others V Unique nature of addiction stigma VI Stigma manifests at multiple levels of the environment a Structural level examples b Social level examples c Individual level examples VII IClicker question and notes VIII Implications for prevention Outline of Current Lecture II Announcements III Mutual help groups for addiction IV Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous V IClicker and notes VI Spirituality and religion VII Other 12 step programs VIII What is recovery Current Lecture Announcements Study guide will be released Friday night Handouts have been posted to Learn UW for prior lectures Two handouts have been updated Public health and health disparities stigma Walk in office hours Tuesday today 11am 1pm Wednesday 8 11am 12 40 4 30pm Mutual help groups for addiction Peer led meetings in the community to help people overcome their addiction Common features of mutual help groups Obtain practical advice from people who have been where you have been Sense of belonging fellowship A change to use your personal experience to help others Free Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous 12 step programs Fellowship working towards a fundamental shift in life A lifelong spiritual journey The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using There is a distinction between a closed and open meeting A closed meeting means that everyone who shows up has to be committed to becoming an AA member That makes it a little less stigmatizing if you show up you won t be the odd one out The open meetings give people who are not in recovery themselves or who don t want to join can see what a group is like Several of the 12 steps heavily paraphrased 1 Admit we were powerless and our lives have become unmanageable 2 Belief in a higher power 5 Admit our wrongdoings 9 Make amends wherever possible 12 Help others Some people don t feel



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