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What is Recovery?
Recovery is not just sobriety.
“Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence and improved health, wellness and quality of life.” -SAMHSA
What is Addiction?
-What we do
-What is Addiction
-Road to Recovery
Angie Bryan, MFT
Recovery Program Manager
UCSB Alcohol & Drug Program
How does GFR define Recovery?
Recovery means a voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterized by sobriety, personal health, and citizenship.
Abstinence from addictive substances and behaviors, or desire to be abstinent.
Personal Health- making healthy choices that support our physical and emotional well-being.
Meaningful daily activities, connection to a community of people in recovery, and being of service to others.
What is Gauchos for Recovery?
The Recovery Lounge
Drop-in hours on weekdays
Computers and WiFi
Snacks and Coffee
What GFR does
Students for Recovery Open 12-step meeting
Wednesdays at 8:15 in Embarcadero Hall 1105
Grad Student and Non-Traditional mtg
Thursdays at 6:30 in EHall 1105
Mondays at 6 PM in EHall 1105
Guide students through the recovery process by sharing our own personal recovery stories
Presentations around campus
Work to advance the CRP movement
Like us on Facebook/Insta
Attend a GFR org meeting
Attend the Students for Recovery meeting
Come out to our events!
Use supportive language
Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorder
1. Impaired Control
2. Social Impairment
3. Risky Use
4. Tolerance and Withdrawal
Is it causing problems in your life?
Could your life be better if you made a change to your use?
Mild, Moderate, or Severe
Do a Self-Assessment!
Intervention and Treatment
Addiction is Treatable!
Recovery from addiction is best achieved through a combination of:
professional care provided by trained and certified professionals
avoiding certain environments
finding supportive friend group
finding alternative activities
mutual support groups
Gauchos for Recovery
SMART Recovery, Refuge Recovery
Friday night unity nights
Trips to conferences and events
The Importance of Language
Abuse = problematic use
Addict/alcoholic = person with a substance use disorder
Former addict/alcoholic = person in recovery
Primary, chronic disease
Involves brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry
Like other chronic diseases, it often involves relapse