Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition
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Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition
The Coalition is a broad-based, diverse, not-for-profit organization that advocates on behalf of people with addictive disorders. Our mission is to promote recovery through advocacy, public education and service.
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Researchers are hoping learn more about why some kids make risky decisions. The goal of the study is to help researchers develop preventive measures for drug, alcohol and risky sexual behaviors that kids sometimes move into in the teenage years.
- Behavioral issues
- A father with a history of drug abuse.
The first visit (about 3.5 hours) includes both parent and child and focuses on behavioral interviewing. We also introduce the child to what it is like to be inside an MRI machine. Researchers want to learn more about just what happens in the brain when children are in decision-making situations. Kids will be playing games and watching movies (that put them in decision-making situations) while they are in the MRI. We want to make sure the kids are comfortable and having fun.
The second visit (about 2.5 hours) is the actual MRI scan. The scan lasts about 75 minutes. Kids will be occupied with movies and games the entire time. We then follow-up with parent and child every 6 months. We meet parent and child closer to their home at a library, coffee shop or McDonalds for about 20 minutes so that they can both complete a very short questionnaire.
The study is completely non-invasive and does not include radiation or medication.
Compensation is paid in cash at each visit and is up to $370 if parent and child come to all of the visits. Parents receive a free mental health evaluation and the child receives an MRI photograph of their brain and bonuses like a gift card at the first visit.
Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition Supports Multiple Pathways to Recovery
Each person is unique and has individual characteristics, we need the same diversity when it comes to recovery. There is no “one size fits all” approach that works when treating substance use disorder. While we widely acknowledge that a “cookie cutter” approach is not effective, we have done little in the way of providing resources for those looking at different pathways. Facing Addiction with NCADD has provided us with a new tool that highlights and outlines the many pathways to recovery. This includes personal testimony from individuals who have found recovery through a variety of pathways. You can download the guide by clicking the image to the left or click here.