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:
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 level” 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?
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
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.