Over 100,000 times a teen has opted to attend MPOWRD meetings for support and outreach.
About our program
Teen Addiction Anonymous-purpose
- Protecting the integrity and fidelity of the program as developed though teens
- Educating youth about personal empowerment, addictive behavior, steps for healing, recovery and outreach
- Providing program development through training and practicum which provide implementation and procedural strategies for meetings
The mission of Teen Addiction Anonymous is to empower all youth to believe in, to focus upon and to commit to positive personal success through our proven MPOWRD Leadership and Prevention program.
Traditions of Teen Addiction Anonymous
- Teen Addiction Anonymous is a nonprofit organization that will not be used for profiteering.
- Members will be welcome to meetings as long as each individual shows unconditional respect toward all participants.
- Members will never be charged any fee to attend a meeting.
- No one who participate may be identified to the public without permission of the parent and teen.
- Facilitators will be trained individuals who work with agencies requiring “clearance” and who support teen intervention & prevention.
- Confidentiality will be maintained unless there is any endangerment or threat involved.
- Members will be autonomous in terms of deciding upon their own Higher Power as long as it represents a positive symbol or ideal.
- Discrimination will not be tolerated. The MPOWRD program was created to serve teens. Teens and pre-teens can participate in 2B MPOWRD within middle school programs. Young adults (18-24) will be introduced to M-squared.
Teens who created Teen Addiction Anonymous define addictive behavior as: any habit that causes personal harm.
Although addictive behavior can be part of human nature; it can also be self-destructive. It could include a multitude of habits, such as: smoking, drinking, anger issues, putting oneself down, co-dependent relationships, drug use, eating disorders, co-dependency, social phobia, poor attendance, self-mutilation, bullying, etc.
- Addictive Behavior is universal.
- Addictive Behavior is not about shame or blame.
- Addictive Behavior is about forgiveness for self and others.
- Addictive Behavior is about committing to change.
- Addictive Behavior is about patience for healing.
Teens are invested in the following slogan:
“One day at a time… just do it, now!”
Objectives of MPOWRD meetings
- To provide members with a means to change any self-destructive behavior.
- To educate members about our empowerment program for prevention and intervention.
- To facilitate meetings where participants can offer peer support and unconditional acceptance.
- To generate a sense of awareness and honesty in terms of personal healing.
- To encourage members to seek personal gain through assessment and commitment to personal success.
- To offer participants a means to communicate both in the group and with parents/family.
- To discuss personal visions and strategies for developing those skills needed to attain achievement.
- To ensure that all members understand the significance that each person has in this world as well as the ability to find hope and peace of mind for personal happiness.