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Thursday, 12 May 2016 18:42

"Memo to Self" Presented at Meadows Outpatient Center

Earlier this week, The Meadows Outpatient Center hosted a special presentation of Memo to Self: Protecting sobriety through the science of safety, a film by Dr. Kevin McCauley. Dr. McCauley himself is a recovering addict and co-founder of the Institute for Addiction Study.

Dr. McCauley's first film, Pleasure Unwoven, is already being used in many treatment centers throughout the country to educate people about addiction as a brain disease. Memo to Self, his newest film, is offers ideas for staying on track in early recovery. In it, Dr. McCauley shares examples from his own devastating experiences with addiction as a flight surgeon and F-18 pilot in the Navy. He developed a Percocet and Demerol addiction after he had to have a medical procedure to remain fit for flying.

He ended up serving one year in Leavenworth prison, where he devoted himself to studying everything he could about the brain and addiction; He hadn’t been told much of anything about addiction while in medical school before.

He has spent the last 10 years of his life devoted to educating family members, individuals and professionals about addiction and recovery management through his films and presentations.

The more than 100 people in attendance gave the film two big thumbs up. They were also very excited to have the opportunity to meet Dr. McCauley in person. Many stayed for a long while after the film in conversation with him. Professionals in attendance who registered early also had the opportunity to earn continuing education credits.

Stay tuned for announcements about future events like this one at The Meadows Outpatient Center!

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