The program consists of eight sessions that involves smokers in interactive, adult learning activities that enable them to prepare for quitting, develop their own quitting plan, quit on Quit Day and then receive reinforcement for four more sessions. Material from American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking is used providing the best possible information and supportive educational materials. The program offers a step-by-step plan for quitting smoking. The program is based on the underlying premise that smoking is a learned habit. Quitting, then, is a process during which individual must consciously unlearn this automatic behavior of smoking and substitute healthy new alternatives.
The objective of the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program is to aid participants (18 years and above) in understanding the effects, outcomes, and consequences of abusing alcohol and/or other drugs. Participant awareness is increased through twelve two-hour educational/group sessions, random drug testing, attendance at self help support system and two individual counseling sessions. Participants are introduced to a variety of topics but not limited to understanding chemical addiction, denial, relapse prevention, addiction and family dynamics, and building a support system not to use alcohol and/or drugs.
AdultThe objective of the Anger Management Program is to aid individuals in identifying, understanding, and communicating Anger effectively. This twelve weekly two-hour education/group format covers four phases; identification, accountability and responsibility. Participants learn to recognize and manage their anger in appropriate and acceptable ways. Participants develop personalized strategies in behavior modification and control of choice.
The Family Reunification Program has been designed for families that have been separated due to the use or abuse of alcohol/ and or other drugs. The goals of the program are achieved through a wide spectrum of services including but not limited to: education/group sessions, parenting classes, individual counseling sessions, random drug testing, attendance self-help support system and auxiliary services when necessary. Participants can achieve a clear understanding of their own use and or abuse and its impact on them and their families. This six-month program provides a framework for participants to develop strategies in relapse prevention, a support system, self esteem building, establishing and defining boundaries while learning to care for self. Participants are introduced to vocational training opportunities and assisted in meeting requirements of Department of Children and Family Services in retaining or regaining custody of their children.
The objective of the Relapse Prevention Program is to aid individuals in creating personalized relapse prevention strategies as part of their recovery process. The didactic education/groups consists of five phases; stabilization, assessment, warning sign identification, warning sign management and recovery planning. Participants learn what to do when you have the urge to get high and principles of deactivating cravings. The program design is two individual sessions, twelve weekly two-hour didactic education/group sessions, attendance at self help meetings and random drug testing.