National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

East San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys Inc.

Comprehensive Adolescent Treatment Program: Choices & Changes

The goal of Choices & Changes is to promote the well-being of high risk youth by educating them about the risks and consequences of alcohol/other drug use and abuse and by helping them to develop skills and a personal plan to avoid future problems. Choices & Changes is a two-part intervention program for individuals under the age of 21 who exhibit high-risk behavior, including alcohol/other drug related use and abuse. The program was created to provide 10 weeks of education-based intervention for all participants, as well as, a second phase of more intensive intervention for high-risk participants. A referral to the second phase of the program will be based upon the initial intake, ongoing evaluation and a one-on-one interview and assessment to be conducted at the conclusion of the education phase.