Link to PDF version is at the bottom of the expanded Annual Report 2010
Recently at an education group at Phoenix Programs individuals seeking long term recovery took time to think about situations that might occur during the coming holidays that could TEAR at their recovery (Traditions, Expectations, Attitudes, Routines). Here you see a photo of the list generated by the group. Many reported the holidays were a source of stress for them for reasons unique to recovery. Some of those challenges were lack of support for recovery, expectations to use or drink with friends or family, questions about how to celebrate without using, and having to choose between attending support group
This 15th annual “back-to-school survey” continues the unique effort of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University to track attitudes of teens and those, like parents, who influence them. Over a decade and a half, through this survey we have identified factors that increase or decrease the likelihood of teen substance abuse. Armed with this knowledge, parents, teachers, clergy, coaches and other responsible adults are better able to help our nation’s teens grow up drug free…… http://www.casacolumbia.org/upload/2010/20100819teensurvey.pdf
Heather Harlan of Phoenix Programs, Inc. met on May 11 with Sergeant Diane Bernhard of the Columbia Police Department to offer congratulations to the new graduates of the Mid-Missouri Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). Bernhard and other CIT officers spoke at NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Columbia about the CIT program; a NAMI signature program that trains law enforcement officers to de-escalate situations that involve citizens with mental illness or substance abuse disorders. Pictured left to right: Sergeant Diane Bernhard, Sergeant Barb Buck, Officers Andy Muscato, Benny Cook, and Heather Harlan of Phoenix Programs, Inc.