Rethinking Drinking Site

Ever wonder if you drink excessively? How much alcohol is too much? It could mean drinking too much at one time, drinking too often, or both. It’s important to be aware of how much you are drinking, whether your drinking pattern is risky, the harm that some drinking patterns can cause, and ways to reduce your risks. Worksheets and information found at the Rethinking Drinking web site may help you decide. A link can also be found in the Alcoholism & Drug Addiction menu above. 

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Showing of the Film The Anonymous People

This is not a JCCC event, but it looks very good. The following information was provided by the event sponsors.

Here we go – the countdown is on!  Less than 2 weeks.  Mark your calendars to view a great film and be that voice to advocate for the recovery that betters the lives of everyone around.  At the bottom of this email you will find the link that may have been missing from previous emails.  Please share this with anyone and everyone.

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The Agenda:  Doors will open at 6pm.  First 400 people will receive a free t-shirt, you must be present to win.  The foyer of the church will be laced with 8 foot tables riddled with recovery information from local resources.  Following the viewing, a panel consisting of two individuals from the film along with other prominent individuals who are also in long term recovery, will be available to address any concerns or questions.

THE FILM:  The Anonymous People is a feature documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.  Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.  The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.

Here in the greater Kansas City area, we can be part of the conversation.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6pm

Where: Overland Park Church of Christ at 13400 W. 119th St.  OPKS 66213 (northeast corner of 119 Street & Pflumm)

Movie trailer: http://theanonymouspeople.com

Register at: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=llpx4zdab&oeidk=a07e9o0oso0debf570f

Our Ask:  We ask only of your presence.  No charge for admission.  This is a completely free event, plus the first 400 people in the door will receive an awesome t-shirt.  After the film a panel consisting of local people in long term recovery along with two individuals from the film will be available to address any questions or concerns.  Please invite your friends, your family, co-workers, people from church, synagogue, places of worship, coffee house, etc….  This is an excellent opportunity to advocate for Recovery and network with others who have the same passion.

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This 4th of July Don’t Miss a Thing

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Campus Craze Table

Come visit our table at Campus CRAZE on Wednesday, May 7th! We will be located near the entrance to the library. We have plenty of information for those seeking help for themselves or someone they know. Don’t forget to register for a $20 CAV CARD – free money!!

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JCCC Nell Mitchell Wellness Fair, Wednesday, April 23rd from 10AM until 2PM (JCCC Gym)

The Council Addressing Substance Abuse Issues (CASAI) will have a table set up in the JCCC GYM Fieldhouse (Indoor Track Area). Council members will be on hand to answer questions you may have or to provide you with literature on alcohol and other drugs. Johnson County Community College values the health and wellness of our students. The Council also sponsors a weekly recovery meeting on Wednesdays at 1:00 in GEB 256. Feel free to stop by if you have questions, are currently in recovery, or are seeking help. Meetings are based on a 12-Step program and are open to all.

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Online Help

Hazelden provides online help for those in recovery, as well as, for family/friends.  Their website allows you to “Interact with thousands of others who are maintaining, or seeking, lives free from addiction. Access chats, online meetings, and discussion boards that address your specific areas of interest any day, any time, from anywhere. You control your anonymity settings.”  Their link to join online is: http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/social.

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Willie Mays Aikens – to speak at JCCC – 1:00pm 2/18

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Baseball legend Willie Mays Aikens, who served 16 years in prison for drug offenses, will speak at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Polsky Theater at Johnson County Community College.

Aikens will talk in the Carlsen Center’s Polsky Theatre about his days as a star player and his struggle with substance abuse. The event is free and open to the public. Afterward, Aikens will be signing autographs on his book Safe at Home, by Gregory Jordan, which will be available for purchase. Continue reading

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Renamed “JCCC Alcohol/Substance Abuse Recovery Meetings”

In order to encompass more students, the Council Addressing Substance Abuse Issues (CASAI) has renamed the weekly 12-step meetings to include those struggling with either alcohol or drug abuse. Meetings are held from noon – 1:00 pm Fridays in RC146. All those focused on recovery are encouraged to attend but anyone seeking help or information are also welcome to attend.

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Is This Yours?

If this is yours, you are not alone.  Help is available. Call Lill at 913-469-8500 Extension 2435.

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This photo was taken June 4th, 2013,
in the Clock West Parking Lot at JCCC.

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No A.A. Meeting During Spring Break

The weekly Friday A.A. meeting will not be held the week of Spring Break (Friday, March 22) since the school is closed.  Meetings will resume the week following Spring Break.

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