Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program

This program is an educational workshop designed to provide information about

alcohol and drugs, both street and prescribed. Participants explore the history of

substances, the long term physical effects of substance abuse, as well as current

state and federal laws. Utilizing the “drunk goggles,” participants are given an

opportunity to evaluate simulated effects of alcohol on the body.

 

Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Classes vary in length and may be done individually or in a group. They address basic

education about alcohol and the different types of drugs and their effects on the body,

as well living a sober lifestyle, introduction to 12-step support groups and relapse

prevention. These classes meet the requirements for those on probation after a DUI

conviction, as well as those seeking licensure reinstatement. Additionally, these classes

are appropriate for clients who are self-referred after identifying a substance abuse issue.

 

Anger Management

Classes vary in length and may be done individually or in a

group. The classes are designed to help a client explore their thoughts and behaviors

as they relate to anger. The goal is to facilitate the learning of healthy anger coping

skills. Classes involve anger management techniques, relaxation techniques, thought

restructuring around anger, problem solving and improved communication strategies.

 

Cognitive Skills

classes are typically 2-4 hours in length and may be done

individually or in a group setting. Individuals who have been arrested for shoplifting

may be court mandated to take this class. The purpose of the class is to explore thoughts

that led to behavior that may have caused negative consequences and teach new problem

solving skills reducing the risk of re-offending.

 

Domestic Violence

domestic violence or FVIP – these classes follow Georgia guidelines for the State

Certified Family Violence Intervention Program and are frequently required for those

arrested for domestic violence. This is a 26-week program designed to help individuals

find other ways to handle conflict within the family that does not involve physical

violence nor verbal or emotional abuse.

 

 Victim Impact Panel

A 2-hour class which follows guidelines outlined by MADD. The class poses the

question of what could have happened, as well as explores the life of the victim

and their families who have been harmed by a drunk driver. This is a powerful class

which looks at the “other side” of substance abuse.