What is Addiction?


Want to learn more about how to prevent substance use disorders, how addiction can hijack the brain, and what we can do to get better when it does? ​Watch this explainer video from Addiction Policy Forum below for a 4-minute crash-course on addiction!

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What is Addiction: For Kids


The South Austrailian Women and Childrens' Health Network has created a kid-friendly site that clearly explains addiction and explores signs of addiction in simple and clear language. It also includes drawings by children.  
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Children of Alchoholics: A Kit for Educators


Children trust their teachers to educate and inspire, and they often trust teachers with their fears and worries about problems at home. Many children, however, exert great effort to hide the fact that they are struggling with substance use or mental disorders at home. For some, a teacher will be the one who notices that a child’s academic performance has changed and perhaps seems preoccupied.
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Activity Love is…


An activity to teach a lesson about what is proper behaviour and what isnt in a relationship. This activity is a great way to recognize someone struggling with addiction actions.  
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Activity: 7 C’s Word Scramble


At camp, one of the things you learn is the 7 C's. The 7 C's are important for us to remember especially when we are experiencing harder and more difficult emotions and feelings. The 7 C's are a good reminder for all of us. 
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Activity: 7 C’s Word Search


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The 7 C's are something we learn at Camp Mariposa and is a good reminder for us all. The 7 C's are important for us to remember, especially when we are experiencing harder and more difficult emotions and feelings. See if you can find the 7 C's in the word search. Remember they might be horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or backwards.

Find: CAUSE, CONTROL, CURE, CARE, COMMUNICATING, CHOICES, CELEBRATING

I didn't CAUSE it. I can't CONTROL it. I can't CURE it. But I can take CARE of myself by COMMUNICATING my feelings, making good CHOICES and CELEBRATING myself. 

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