Your guide for running an effective session with the Discovery Cards — for practitioners and educators at every level of knowledge, skill, and experience
Evidence-Based Model: Uses the Substance Use Model – Based on the eleven (11) Criteria for Substance Use Disorder from the Diagnostic Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM V-TR) from the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
TOPIC: Substance Use — What is it? Do I have a problem?
Substance use is on the rise globally. Learning the basics of "what it is" and "what it looks like in behavior" is fundamental to mental health and wellness. This card deck (and companion Facilitator Guide) will help you understand the nine (9) Substance Classes and eleven (11) Criteria for Substance Use Disorder. Increasing one's knowledge helps to prevent and protect individuals, families, friends, and our broader communities against the risks of substance use addiction.
Facilitator Guide — An essential companion to the Discovery Cards, the Facilitator Guide provides group leaders with everything needed to run structured, action-oriented sessions, including activity worksheets, and coaching tips. Discovery Cards are simple, practical, impactful, and increase engagement. Using behavior-based and color-categorized cards, group members will discover what people, places, things, situations or emotions trigger them toward substance use and relapse. Discovery Cards increase engagement, participation, self-discovery, and spark great discussions in group settings. For the best experience, buy a Group Kit, which includes everything you need to run an effective session.