Nichol Dobbs

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Nichol Dobbs

Community Based Instructor III

Summary

The Healthy Steps to Freedom program (HSF) is a health and body image curriculum that addresses gender-specific, health-related issues unique to females in treatment for substance use disorders, particularly those at risk for use of methamphetamine, speed and other illegal stimulants. Developed to augment existing substance use/misuse programming through provision of health education, this 10-week program incorporates healthy lifestyle practices as an alternative approach to weight loss and desire for increased energy. HSF incorporates education related to nutrition; physical activity; and other topics that address body image disturbances, disordered eating behaviors, and poor lifestyle practices.

Education

LaCrescent High School 1989
Brigham Young University 1996

Programs

freedom

Healthy Steps to Freedom

Program teaches nutrition and healthy lifestyles that address weight and energy concerns in women with substance abuse issues