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Playing It Forward Newsletter


(outreach events)

Discussion Topics:

  • Drugs & Alcohol: Definitions of both
  • The myths vs. the facts
  • Issues around denial
  • Hazards, dangers
  • Consequences with regards to well-being: spiritual, emotional, psychological, developmental, physical
  • Other losses: financial, time, opportunities, relationships, etc.
  • Most popular/dangerous
  • The attraction (physical and emotional)
  • Experimentation: its dangers and the "slippery slope"
  • "Escaping life" (feeling good, fitting in and medicating emotional pain)
  • Hitting Bottom: turning points with regard to deciding to get sober
  • Burning bridges and mistakes made
  • Facing the effects of one's addiction and its impact on others
  • Rebuilding relationships and trust
  • The process, difficulties and benefits
  • Coping with school, growing up/changes in life, parents, sexuality & orientation, friends, peer pressure and home life
  • Living life on life's terms

SEMINARTRAX provides an interactive
forum to share personal life experiences:
audience members have the opportunity
to see, hear and ask questions "behind
the recovery" from both young adults
who have chosen to live a substance-free
life and entertainment industry
professionals who have confronted
similar adversities. (note: SEMINARTRAX
can be tailored to include other specific topics: i.e. depression, anxiety, diabetes,

SEMINARTRAX draws from Road
Recovery's staff of entertainment
industry professionals and teen/young
adults enrolled in the Trax Programs
to share openly their first-hand life
experiences dealing with addiction and
other adversities. SEMINARTRAX
speaker's honesty engages audience
members in an interactive discussion
about the affects of active addiction,
while providing them the opportunity to
share their achievements in choosing to
live a substance-free life. SEMINARTRAX
involves independent substance abuse
professionals/social workers at each
seminar in order to present information
about the disease of addiction, and
provide direction for participants in need
of help.

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Creating a Healthy and Sober Future:

  • Connecting with local neighborhood organizations, high school counselors, university counseling centers, faculty members, mental health professionals and support groups/organizations
  • Understanding the power of "WE"
  • Building community, new relationships
  • Career information and guidance
  • Opportunities (volunteer and paid) in the creative industries and beyond
  • Never having to face life's problems, challenges and celebrations alone!

Road Recovery conducts extensive research prior to each SEMINARTRAX in order to specifically address
the needs of each hosting institution. Follow-up evaluations with each hosting institution and area programs
are conducted after every scheduled SEMINARTRAX to ensure needs and expectations are met.

SEMINAR LENGTH: 60-90 minutes per-seminar

SEMINAR FEE: Determined after an on-site inspection and consultation


trey anastasio "Road Recovery is a beacon of light in a dark and confusing world. Addiction is so tricky and insidious and community is the cure. Road Recovery is all about community, a great organization with amazing programs. I'm so happy to be sober and grateful to be in the company of people getting the point early!"

- Trey Anastasio, Phish



Click here to view Institutions that have hosted a SeminarTrax event

Road Recovery provides educational/performance workshops and peer support.
Road Recovery and its Trax Programs do not provide medical care or maintain protected health information for its participants.