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.
Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) has reached more than three million parents/caregivers over the past two decades. This twelve weekly two- hour parent education study group helps parents/caregivers learn effective ways to relate to their children. By identifying the purposes of children’s behavior, STEP also helps parents/caregivers learn how not to reinforce their children’s unacceptable behaviors and how to encourage cooperative behavior. The program offers concrete alternatives to abusive, ineffective methods of discipline and control.
The Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program for Teens (ADAPT) is designed to give adolescents (age 13-17 years) factual information on the effects, the outcomes, and consequences of using and abusing alcohol and/ or other drugs. The eight week 1.5 hour educational/group sessions provide an opportunity for adolescents to differentiate factual information from their learned beliefs related to substance use and effects. The program design allows for a parent/caregiver orientation to the Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program for Teens in addition to information and resources for the families. Adolescents also receive two individual counseling sessions and are randomly drug tested during the program.
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.
The objective of the Teen Anger Management Education is to provide an educational framework for effective anger management and conflict resolution skills for adolescents (ages 13-17 years). To assist adolescents to identify, address and process issues that have led to ineffective behavioral coping skills. And to assist adolescents to practice skill-building activities that will increase self-efficacy and improved interpersonal and social relations. The program structure is two individual sessions and twelve weekly 1.5 hour education/group sessions.