S.A.G.E. - Substance Abuse General Education
The S.A.G.E. (Substance Abuse General
Education) Program provides general education on substance abuse to help reduce
the risk for developing alcohol or other drug problems. The content is
centered on understanding what each participant values and how to protect those
things through positive low risk choices and uses the curriculum Prime for
Some Topics Include:
having a family history of alcohol problems increase my risk?
having a high tolerance protect me from problems?
can’t people see it when they have problems with alcohol?
small quantities of alcohol good for my heart?
do I know where my “trigger point” is?
do I know when I am making high-risk choices?
personality traits are more common among people who develop alcoholism?
can I specifically reduce my risk for problems?
marijuana addictive and can it impair driving ability?
S.A.G.E. is designed to be an intensive prevention education intervention for
those that are showing use of alcohol and/or marijuana but do not meet criteria
for a treatment diagnosis. The program is available for individuals interested
in preventing alcohol/drug abuse. This could include people who use
alcohol/other drugs, those referred by the criminal justice system, and those
who wish to learn more about reducing their personal risk.
not required to enroll in S.A.G.E., but if referral agencies feel an assessment is
needed clients can complete them with our treatment program to rule out
For youth 15-17 who are showing high risk substance use enrollment is completed
by phone and a parental permission form must be completed. Classes for
adolescents are offered as need arises.
How to Enroll and Complete SAGE:
The S.A.G.E. Program is a five week program that is currently being offered
virtually using Zoom. It includes 4
classes that meet for 2 hours once a week and a one hour wrap up risk reduction
interview. Clients must complete the full 8 hours of education and the wrap up
to complete S.A.G.E.
virtual S.A.G.E. clients must have internet, email, and a web camera as video must
be on during class. Once enrolled, clients will be given a time to come in to
complete course paperwork and pick up their workbook packets.
classes will be scheduled as needed in compliance with COVID guidelines.
S.A.G.E. is an ADAMH funded prevention program and free for clients.
To enroll in the S.A.G.E. program call our
registration desk at 614-645-6843
For questions contact Ashley Garcia LISW-S OCPC
Prevention Program Manager at 614-645-1342.