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Anuvia has a number of presentations available that can be customized for a variety of groups and settings. Our staff will work with you to identify your needs and goals and then identify a program that will suit the needs of your group while also incorporating best practices for both content and delivery methods. Overall, the goals of these presentations are to educate professionals, students, parents, teachers or community members on substance abuse prevention or related issues and to prevent substance abuse by providing education, addressing knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs related to the issue.

All of our presentations have been developed to reflect current research and knowledge related to substance abuse issues. Presentations can be delivered in both English and Spanish and can be designed to meet the needs of most any population.  

 

Presentation Topics

Adolescents and Chemical Dependency
Participants will explore the special needs related to adolescents before, during and after treatment. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of a teen that may be using drugs or is chemically dependent. Participants will also explore trends and statistics of teenage drug usage versus adult drug usage use.

Anger Management: Controlling It Before It Controls You
Participants will learn three approaches to dealing with anger. Participants will lean how to identify their anger signals and how their body reacts to anger and learn how to positively express their anger.

Club Drugs and Date Rape Drugs
Participants will learn about the causes and effects of powerful club and date rape drugs such as Ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine and Rohypnol.

Communication Skills: Let’s get Together and Communicate
Participants will become aware of different communication techniques geared at nonverbal and verbal body language and will develop effective communication skills such as active listening and speaking.  Participants will also learn to use communication skills to express personal feelings and views in assertive but respectful ways.

Conflict Resolution: The Choice Is Yours
Through an interactive activity, participants will learn how to identify potential consequences of various strategies for handling conflict. Students will also learn effective strategies on how to analyze their feelings and properly confront a problem that affects them.

Dangerous Minds: Youth and Gangs
Participants will explore some of the most well known gangs across the country. Participants will also learn to recognize their colors, signs, and territories as well as useful tips on how to identify youth that may be involved in gang activity.

Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse: Risky Business
Participants will learn about the dynamics of domestic violence, the factors that may put someone at risk for abuse or becoming an abuser and the different types of violence and abuse. Participants will learn local resources that are available for battered men and women as well as programs that serve batterers.

Drug Education: The Reality
In this presentation participants will get a two week or two session lesson primarily focused on the effects Gateway Drugs: Tobacco, Alcohol and Marijuana and other abused drugs have on the body and the influence these drugs have on the lives of adolescents.  

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Participants will learn the dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol while pregnant. Participants will explore the risk factors for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), signs and symptoms, and prevention and treatment methods for persons living with an FASD.

Goal Setting
Participants will discuss the importance of setting goals and will be able to define short term and long term goals and will be able to identify the important steps in setting a goal and accomplishing it.  Participants will also apply goal setting techniques to plan their own goals for the future.

Leadership and Team Building
Through interactive activities, participants will be able to define leadership and identify characteristics of great leader. Participants will also be able to define teamwork, discuss the elements of effective teamwork and practice teamwork skills.

The Melting Pot: Culture and Diversity
Participants will discuss stereotypes and understand how assumptions can lead to unfair conclusions about individuals and groups. Participants will assess their own values, beliefs, attitudes, feelings, and biases towards different cultures.  Participants will learn an appreciation of diversity and demonstrate comfort with the racial, gender and cultural differences.

Parenting for Prevention
Parent involvement is an essential piece in preventing youth substance abuse. Participants will learn the range of ways parents can be involved as partners in prevention in their own homes, schools and communities. Participants will be provided with known tools and concepts that will help them raise a healthy and drug-free child.

Positive Peer Pressure: Be The Leader Not The Follower
This presentation teaches adolescents the values of setting positive goals and choosing the right friends to help you follow through with their goals. The presentation also teaches adolescents how to effectively handle individuals or situations that try and deter adolescents from reaching their goals.

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs: The New Overdose
Participants will learn about the rise of the use of over the counter and prescription drugs among adolescents and the health consequences prescription drug abuse has on the body. Participants will also gain valuable information on what’s being done to prevent the rise of over the counter and prescription drug use among our youth.

The Process of Addiction: From The Beginning To The End
Participants will learn the concept of chemical dependency as a disease and how one can progress from experimentation to dependency of a drug. Participants will also learn how addiction affects not only the individual, but their families as well.

Relapse Prevention: Catching It Before It Catches You
Participants will learn the process of relapse and the importance of substance abuse assessments. Participants will also be provided with local resources and treatment options that are available.  

Safe Dating/Healthy Relationships
Adolescents are at particular greater risk for dating violence and being in relationships where there is abuse. During this presentation, participants will learn the characteristics of a healthy relationship so that they are able to recognize the difference between healthy and supportive relationships, and controlling and abusive dating relationships.

Self-Esteem
Participants will define self-concept and self-esteem and will explore the relationship between substance abuse and self-perception. Participants will also be able to demonstrate the connection between self-esteem and academic performance, the formation of healthy values and beliefs that contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

HIV/AIDS and STDs: It’s Your Body Protect It
Participants will learn the mode of transmission, signs, symptoms and treatment of HIV/AIDS and other STDS. This session also dispels common myths about STDS and sexual activity and helps participants make informed decisions about sex.  

Substance Abuse and the Workplace
Participants will be able to identify the signs and symptoms of substance abuse in the workplace.  By the end of the session participants will also learn what to do if they suspect a co-worker or employee has a substance abuse problem.

Suicide Prevention and Chemical Dependency
People who have a dependence on alcohol or other drugs in addition to being depressed are at greater risk for suicide. Participants will be able to dispel myths about suicide and will be also to identify the warning signs and the risk factors for someone who may be contemplating suicide.

Tobacco: To Smoke or Not to Smoke
Through interactive games, activities and PowerPoint presentation participants will learn the truth about tobacco including the dangers of smoking or snuffing tobacco products and the dangerous chemicals in tobacco products. Participants will also learn how the media markets tobacco advertisements and has an influence on tobacco sales.

 

 
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