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Addiction, Recovery and the Meaning of Life: An Atheist's Perspective

Counselor and Humanists of MN member, Susan Campion, is presenting this talk to interested professionals and those within the recovery community as a "work in progress." Susan is looking for feedback on the "rough draft" of a presentation she will be giving at the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling in April and at the National Council on Problem Gambling in July. While Susan focuses on gambling addiction, she seeks to hone a non-theist approach to recovery in general that is effective and satisfiying.

Susan is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Gambling Counselor at Fairview Recovery, as well as Training Manager and Outreach for Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance. Please support Susan's efforts and take this opportunity to give your thoughts or suggestions. Contact Susan at [masked] or join us on March 17th for her presentation-in-progress.

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  • Jack R.

    There's a LOT left to be talked about!

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again everyone for coming. I think you have helped me to find a balance between awareness and pushing the boundaries a bit!

    March 18, 2013

  • KJ

    In a word, excellent.

    March 17, 2013

  • Rebecca

    There are many options available that are complementary to spiritual beliefs (or the lack thereof):
    • SMART Recovery
    • CORE Process
    • Harm Reduction
    • Rational Recovery
    • Motivation Enhancement
    • HAMS
    • Moderation Management
    • and many more!

    This is good news because we all know that one size doesn't fit all. A useful approach may take a bit of effort to seek out, and trial and error to find what works well.

    I'm sure Susan will have some excellent info to share with us!

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, put this in my powerpoint. Need to do some research in the areas where I am presenting (Nevada/Seattle/National­) but it is a great start! Thanks!

      March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Also got your email, thanks. sorry you are not able to attend. Keep in touch: [masked]

      March 17, 2013

  • Fran

    Really had planned on coming as a psychologist who wroks with people with dual serious mental illness and substance abuse/dependency, but a work-related thing has come up. Disappointed to miss.

    March 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please feel free to email me with thoughts and ideas, I can always forward the presentation. I will be presenting in Nevada in April, might do another meet up again before I present again in July. I am liking the idea of presenting to the LACD/MH folks more and more.

      March 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oops... [masked]

      March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I appreciate you all coming to this "work in progress"! Just back from the Freethought Festival and have even more ideas to add. The problem now is keeping the final Presentation to 45 minutes. I am sure it could be re-worked again and hopefully I can offer it to Minnesota groups this fall! Thank you all for your time and input.

    March 11, 2013

  • Jack R.

    I feel like this is one of the most important issues facing our society, state, and nation. The cost exacted upon communities because of substance abuse is huge and highly significant. This field needs more dialogue about the sensitive issues of spirituality and the traditions of treatment. The people of Minnesota and beyond DESERVE variety in their efforts to meet these challenges!

    March 5, 2013

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