SPOTLIGHT: Charlotte, NC’s Adolescent and Youth Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Charlotte, NC’s Adolescent and Youth Programs
Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, NCADD’s Charlotte, NC Affiliate, offers a range of programs for youth, including prevention and treatment. Programs are available in school and community settings as well as through an outpatient treatment setting. In general, the goals of these programs are to support youth in developing strong social skills to help them in avoiding alcohol, tobacco and other drug use or to treat adolescents who have a substance use issue. Prevention programs generally consist of lessons that include motivational activities, social skills training, and decision making components that are delivered through group discussions, games, role-playing exercises, videos and worksheets. Most programs are available to be delivered in English or Spanish. For young people who may have signs of increased risk for developing problems such as truancy issues or those already experimenting with some high-risk alcohol or drug choices, Anuvia offers early intervention programs. Designed for youth involved with...
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SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix, AZ Affiliate’s Women's Outpatient Program

SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix, AZ Affiliate’s Women's Outpatient Program
“Supporting women in building a healthy life for themselves and their children” is a motto of NCADD Phoenix and to do that, the Affiliate provides a variety of programs aimed at helping women. The Affiliate’s programs focus on providing the tools and resources needed to help women become financially self-sufficient and to believe in their potential to remain drug and alcohol free and live a quality life. Women who abuse alcohol and other drugs have unique issues. NCADD Phoenix offers an Outpatient Program that recognizes that recovery for women requires development of life skills, resolution of life issues, goals, values, self-image, independence and empowerment. The program was developed on a time frame of at least 1 year. This allows the women to master skills vital for their recovery, strengthen a support system, increase their ability to financially provide for themselves and their children, practice parenting skills with continued monitoring, increase self-esteem...
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SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA Affiliate’s “Parent Toolkit”

SPOTLIGHT: Orange County, CA Affiliate’s “Parent Toolkit”
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence—Orange County in Lake Forest, CA has, among its major goals, to provide information, education, prevention, and referral in eliminating alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems in its community. Studies have shown that teens who consistently learn about the risks of alcohol, marijuana and drugs from their parents are 50% less likely to use those substances. To help carry out this goal, the Council has developed a “Parent Toolkit” which is a resource guide to help raise kids free of alcohol/other drug use. It includes a variety of items drawn from several sources. One section is a list of Skill Sets that children need to guard against addiction which includes: • Coping Skills• Social Skills• Life Skills• Emotional Regulation Skills• Critical Thinking Skills• Distress Tolerance Skills Another is a chart of The Resiliency Wheel with elements for Building Resiliency in the Environment and others...
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SPOTLIGHT: Baton Rouge, LA Affiliate’s Treatment Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Baton Rouge, LA Affiliate’s Treatment Programs
O’Brien House, NCADD’s Baton Rouge, LA Affiliate, offers an array of programs, including both inpatient and outpatient treatment. Residential ProgramThe inpatient program is a three-month comprehensive, multi-phase residential program based on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) criteria. This program utilizes cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive and motivational enhancement therapies and includes: A structured environment with individual and group counseling by qualified professionals; Housing facilities for men and women; Nutritionally balanced meals; Involvement in Alcoholic’s Anonymous and other 12 Step Programs; Life Skills Program which includes career counseling, job readiness training and job placement assistance. The program consists of three phases.Phase One is an average of two to three weeks in which clients may not leave the premises unless they are accompanied by a staff member except with prior approval and special permission from the treatment director. During this phase clients must attend daily 12-step meetings, including at least three outside meetings/week;...
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SPOTLIGHT: Detroit Affiliate’s Youth Prevention Services

SPOTLIGHT: Detroit Affiliate’s Youth Prevention Services
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence—Greater Detroit Area (NCADD-GDA) is known for serving many of Metro Detroit’s most talented youth. NCADD-GDA’s Youth Prevention programs target under-served, economically disadvantaged youth ages 10-21. The programs’ mission is to provide a safe environment where youth receive support and resources needed to be drug-free, attain academic success, and develop social responsibility. These services are delivered by two unique programs: S.T.E.P.S. (Strong Teens Excelling In Prevention Services) and SAFETY (Successful Alliance For Educating Talented Youth). SAFETY (Successful Alliance For Educating Talented Youth)The SAFETY program’s target population is underserved, economically disadvantaged teens, ages 10-18. Its mission is to provide a safe environment where youth receive the support and resources needed to graduate from high school. They also are encouraged to become productive citizens of the community. Services are provided through collaborations with Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Housing Commission, Detroit Bureau of Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment,...
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