- 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, etc...).
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.