Portrait of an Addict

Portrait of an Addict from Andrew Shebay on Vimeo.

“This is a spiritual (not religious) program. SerenityStar grew from the need for sustainable recovery. Many of us in this program have spent a lifetime getting clean and losing it. We began to look at what did not work for us and then filled the holes in our program giving birth to SerenityStar Recovery. We are not a treatment center. We are a group of recovering addicts and alcoholics who are working a 12 Step program and have been called into purpose. The purpose of offering our experience, strength and hope to the next addict who wants recovery.

SerenityStar is a 6-month to 1 year program – That means you can stay as long as you need to in order to get recovery and keep it. We are different because we put your recovery back into your hands. We are not responsible for your growth or healing – you are – but we will show you what has worked for us and give suggestions on how to live differently.”

Drink, Work and Me


“Drink work & me aims to raise awareness of the impact of alcohol by offering information and support to you and your family”.

It is the Drink, Work and Me vision that every employee working in Northern Ireland will have insight into the impact of alcohol, and the supports available to reduce alcohol related harm.
We hope to achieve our aim through a programme of education, training and treatment.

Find more from http://www.drinkworkandme.com/

Dry July 2017


In July, an average of 11,181 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer. No one asks for cancer, so we’re asking Aussies to help, and go Dry this July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

Funds raised through Dry July go towards cancer support organisations across Australia, to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.

Learn more from https://www.dryjuly.com

Your life, your dream, your decision.


During the Aktionswoche Alkohol, which took place nationwide (Germany) from May 13 to 21, 2017, the Blue Cross Germany launched its campaign “Your life. Your dream. Your decision. ”

The aim of the campaign is to raise public awareness of the issue of addiction and encourage people affected by addiction not to forget their dreams, to take up the fight against addiction and to make a decision for a self-determined life. All information about the campaign as well as all five short films can be found on the website: www.deine-entscheidung.com

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: Barriers to care

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs: Barriers to care from NDARC on Vimeo.

Supporting pregnant women who use alcohol or other drugs – A Guide for Primary Health Care Professionals, is an evidence-based resource developed by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (Australia). You can download the document on the NDARC website – ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/resource/supporting-pregnant-women-who-use-alcohol-or-other-drugs-guide-primary-health-care
The resource provides an overview of how to identify women who use alcohol or other drugs and support them with the treatment they may require.

Young and Alcohol Free

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Aiming to increase young people’s awareness of alcohol-related harm and encourage them to lead an alcohol-free lifestyle, the Department of Health (Hong Kong) launched the “Young and Alcohol Free” publicity campaign last year and the GIF design contest is one of the key initiatives of the campaign. Submissions were invited in March this year and nearly 200 animated GIF entries were received under two categories, namely the Family Category for local primary school students along with their parents, and the Secondary School Category for students from secondary schools. Prizes in each category, including the Best Animated GIF Award, the Most Popular Award and the Most Active Participating School Award, were presented at today’s ceremony.

Read more http://www.info.gov.hk

A complete list of all award winners is available on the DH’s “Change for Health” website. For details, please visit www.change4health.gov.hk/en/alcohol_aware/youngandalcoholfree/gifcontest/index.html

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Parents Empowered


ParentsEmpowered.org is a media and education campaign funded by the Utah Legislature and designed to prevent and reduce underage drinking in Utah by providing parents and guardians with information about the harmful effects of alcohol on the developing teen brain, along with proven skills for preventing underage alcohol use.
Learn more from Parents Empowered
See the archive of different campaigns run under Parents Empowered.

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