Memo to Self:
Protecting Sobriety with the Science of Safety
Anterior Cingulate Cortex
Social Cognition
The Brain in Recovery

How do I protect myself from making poor choices when my capacity for decision-making is itself impaired?

The Science of Safety:

Using risk management instead of punishment to prevent relapse

Predictors of recovery success:
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The Institute For Addiction Study

Addiction is a potentially fatal illness - but it is also eminently recoverable. Certain groups of recovering people - healthcare professionals, commercial airline pilots, and even college students - enjoy extraordinarily high recovery rates. What do they do that gives them this success?


The Institute For Addiction Study second film


The film “Memo to Self”, is the second film made by The Institute for Addiction Study and is an introduction to the concepts and practices of Recovery Management and the support systems that increase a person’s chances of staying sober. Recovery is neither rare nor random - with the right kind of support, it can even be expected.


We are making available at a discounted price 8 COMBO packages representing some of our most popular products.
Our focus at the Institute for Addiction Study is to assist everyone who is suffering from the disease of addiction by providing accurate and helpful information regarding the complicated subject of addiction.
We are here to help you find the answers you are looking for. To view our newly added 8 COMBO packages please click HERE.

The Institute for Addiction Study is pleased to announce the introduction of new products.

A short children’s book written and illustrated by Dr. Barbara Boineau to help young children understand alcoholism.  Dr. Boineau received her doctor’s degree in school psychology from Duke University.  Barbara has worked in the field of drug and alcohol treatment and study for over 25 years.  She has served as a researcher, behavioral science adjunct instructor, chemical dependency clinical director, drug and alcohol educational programs designer, inner city group leader for student and many other professional roles.

All profits generated from the sale of this book are donated to The Children’s Friend Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.

Our new booklet My Slices of Cheese. This pocket size booklet allows you to record your own recovery safety plan by being guided, step by step, through your our ten step process leading to recovery. The information presented in Memo to Self and My Slices of Cheese are both designed to help in achieving sustained sobriety.

Pleasure Unwoven is now available in Closed Captioning. We are very much aware of how important it is to make this award winning film about the disease of addiction available to everyone.

We have bundled together our newest film, “Memo to Self” with it's accompanying booklet “My Slices of Cheese”. In this film, Dr. McCauley outlines ten steps anyone can follow to assist in achieving sustained sobriety. My Slices of Cheese allows you to record your own personal safety plan leading to sustained sobriety.

We would like to get our products into the hands of those who need them at the most affordable price point possible. For large quantity discounts, please contact the Institute directly at (801) 456-0765.

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