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Updated: June 17, 2022

Recovery is Possible: Webinar By Scott Silverman And Neighborhood Safety Workgroup

"You need to sit with your teens, and you need to listen. Be curious. But also, be educated about what kind of help is out there."
This is some of the advice I give to parents in my presentation called "Recovery is Possible", which was hosted by the County of San Diego Meth Strike Force.
In this video, I discuss the importance of interrupting your loved one's drug use - particularly if they are taking opioids. I give tips about how to approach your loved one, and I also discuss the importance of participating in an extended continuum of treatment to avoid relapse.

Do you know someone struggling with addiction? Do you wonder how you can help them? Do you want to know how to overcome your own substance use disorder?

On May 24, 2022, from 9-10 am PT, crisis coach, family navigator, and recovery guru Scott Silverman will join San Diego’s Neighborhood Safety Workgroup in a webinar titled “Recovery is Possible.” This webinar aims to provide information on resources and support for addicts and their loved ones. Join us, and you’ll gain valuable insight to help you end the cycle of addiction.

What Topics did the Recovery is Possible Webinar  Address?

  1. Substance use and recovery options

When most people search for help on the internet, they use the terms “addict” and “addiction,” so we use these words to make our services easier to find. However, addiction is a disease better known as substance use disorder. Like any disease, you or your loved one can live a long, happy life once the illness is properly managed. The only way to do this is by entering recovery.

This webinar will explore the various options forrecovery, like inpatient and outpatient treatment, individual therapy, and group therapy.

  1. Recovery process

The recovery process is an individual journey, but the first step is always admitting you need help. If you’re brave enough to take that first step and say: “I have a problem, and I want to enter recovery,” someone will always be there to help you. Whether you have a support system you can turn to already or need to create one,crisis coaches andhelplines can connect you with people who understand exactly what you’re going through.

  1. Intervention

Scott Silverman says, “An intervention is not about how to control the substance user; it is about how to let go of believing you can.” When staging an intervention, it’s important to withhold judgment and really listen to your loved one. Addiction is known for creating collateral damage, and we know you’re hurting. Aninterventionist or other resource can help you keep the intervention on track and give it the greatest chance of success.

  1. Help for families

Again, it’s important to mention that you cannot control someone with substance use disorder. You can only control yourself and the way you react. Learn how to approach the situation with compassion and without judgment while also learning how to set boundaries. SAMHSA offers somegreat resources for family members of addicts, and you’ll learn even more during the webinar.

Scott Silverman is a crisis coach, family navigator, and the author ofThe Opioid Epidemic. He’s in his 37th year of sobriety and has dedicated his time to helping people stay on the road to recovery.

The Neighborhood Safety Workgroup is a part of the San Diego CountyMeth Strike Force. Make no mistake; the use of methamphetamines and other substances is a community problem, not an individual one.



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