AOD Section

Alcohol & Drug Services

Phone:  
Treatment services: 614-645-6839
Prevention services: 614-724-2024 or 614-645-1342
Harm Reduction Services: 614-724-2033

 

Office Hours:  
8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 
8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Friday

 

Health@columbus.gov

S.A.G.E. - Substance Abuse General Education

The S.A.G.E. Program provides general education on substance abuse to help reduce the risk for developing alcohol or other drug problems.

What You Will Learn

The S.A.G.E. Program answers questions...

  • How much is too much?
  • What is social drinking?
  • How harmful is marijuana?

Some Topics of Conversation Include:

  • Does having a family history of alcohol problems increase my risk?
  • Does having a high tolerance protect me from problems?
  • Why can’t people see it when they have problems with alcohol?
  • Are small quantities of alcohol good for my heart?
  • How do I know where my “trigger level” is?
  • How do I know when I am making high-risk choices?
  • What personality traits are more common among people who develop alcoholism?
  • How can I specifically reduce my risk for problems?
  • Is marijuana addictive and can it impair driving ability?

Who The Program Is For 

S.A.G.E. is a prevention education program for those that are showing use of alcohol and/or marijuana but do not meet criteria for a treatment diagnosis. During the program it may be determined that the client’s high risk choices should result in further assessment and a treatment recommendation can be made.  

Individuals and their families interested in preventing alcohol/drug abuse. This could include people who use alcohol/other drugs, hose who may be referred by the criminal justice system, or those who score low in the SASSI screening survey. This is not for persons who need treatment or driver intervention services. 

When the Sessions Are 
The S.A.G.E. Program is a five-week program offered on Tuesdays from 4-7pm. It includes four classes and a wrap-up session.

How to Enroll/Refer 

For questions about the program you can contact Ashley Garcia MSW, LSW Prevention Program Manager at 614-645-1342.

If you would like to refer a client they must complete as assessment first, for more information on the assessment process call 614-645-6839.