Addiction can affect any one of us – in a number of ways. From substance abuse to social media, young people today need conscious awareness about how addiction works and be empowered to make healthy choices.
An interactive, relevant and contemporary presentation on the nature and process of addiction including examples of vaping, 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.
“You’ve made me rethink my choices on alcohol and drugs. Without your help, alcohol use would have become a pattern. So yes, I really do want to thank you.”
Year 11 Student , NSW
“Thank you so much! It was a privilege to host Glen. His message came with great power and conviction. His ability to engage with young people was phenomenal – we really value his honesty, his humility and his ability to stir us into hope and action. Our young people are still commenting on him”
“Glen proved to be the pivotal part of our Year 11 Life Ready Program. Through personal unique and inspiring stories delivered with total commitment and sincerity he invites each student to open the door to their own potential . The seminar on addiction was both engaging and informative. Student gained valuable knowledge on the process of addiction and had their perspectives widened on what can be addictive.”
“Thanks for coming in and having that talk with us. I found it incredibly helpful. Whilst you where talking about everything I had so many moments where I realised stuff about me, mainly addictions, that I didn’t think was a problem.Thanks man. Your talk was really inspiring. I know for sure my mate and I found it incredibly interesting.”
Year 10 Student, NSW