Addiction can affect any one of us – in a number of ways. From substance abuse to online gaming, young people today need strength to understand how addiction works and be empowered to make healthy decisions.
An interactive, relevant and contemporary presentation on the nature and process of addiction including examples of computer usage, video games, smartphones, toxic relationships and many more. Because we all have the potential to be addicted to something, Addiction addresses the psychological effects of addiction rather than just the physical attributes of chemical substances.
The seminar educates students on the four psychological effects of addiction; experimentation, misuse, fixation and dependency. Students are shown the emotional states associated with each stage and the behaviour characteristics that accompany them. This gives students a realistic and ‘everyday’ understanding on how easily addiction can progress from one stage to the next.
Students are then empowered to critically think about their core values that will and do drive them when confronted with risk taking choices. At the conclusion of the module, Glen prompts participants to make a decision in relation to their future behaviours. This leaves them with a real-life plan for approaching risky situations.