This program format has been designed for school assemblies and community groups, with the focus of relating Vance's story to school-aged kids 6-12 grade nationwide. Following a 10 min highlight film Vance's NFL career and journey to sobriety, Vance touch's on these topics, domestic violence, drunk driving, gateway drugs, peer pressure. Vance will also share statistics of drug and alcohol use amongst teens nationwide. Vance will then field questions from the audience.



In this very personal presentation, Vance will share his story in a brutally honest format and transparency. Starting with a 10 minute Video introducing Vance Johnson, showing highlights of his NFL career as a Bronco career. From growing up around domestic violence and addiction in his adolescent years To division 1 football and track, he will take the audience on his journey from addiction to sobriety. Additionally, he will relate his story to the audience addressing themes of gateway drugs, prescription drug abuse, and drug and alcohol use. Questions



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For the person just out of treatment, sobriety is a minute-by-minute choice. Typically, treatment lasts anywhere from 30 to 90 days. This is long enough to get sober, get healthier and learn some tools and strategies to help build a foundation of recovery.

But what happens when you leave treatment? What happens when you have a work-related social event where alcohol will be served? What happens after you get into a big fight with your parents that leaves you feeling frustrated and sad? What happens when your long-time romantic partner decides to break things off, or you get fired from your job?

These are all life events that happen but the problem is that treatment may last three months, but you may have been using for two decades. Three months of treatment is not enough to erase two decades of substance abuse. You will need daily reassurance and learn additional coping skills to combat the curve balls that life will throw at you. That is a long time using substances, and you need other tools to help cope with the curveballs that life sometimes throws.

Of course, it isn’t just dramatic events that can trigger the urge to use. Here are some other triggers:

* Boredom
* Loneliness
* Fatigue
* Depression
* Anxiety
* Physical discomfort
* Running into someone you used with you're aware will lead you to easy access to drugs or alcohol