Drugs: True Stories is a multimedia drug prevention program that can be used in home, school, or community settings. Youth in grades 5-12 and their parents hear personal stories about drug use and learn how they can work together to promote abstinence. The video is accompanied by a discussion guide, which is designed to provoke candid conversation regarding drug use and offers questions for those who are participating in the program. The intervention can be delivered in its entirety or in segments (e.g., three 50-minute sessions). The overall goal is abstinence from substance use and reduced intention to use.
Healthy workplace is a workplace-based substance abuse prevention program designed for adults who are not substance-dependent. Small group sessions with video and print materials cover topics such as unsafe drinking, illegal drug use, prescription drug use, and healthy lifestyle practices. The overall goal is for employees to increase healthy lifestyle behaviors while reducing or eliminating substance use.
Keep a Clear Mind (KACM) is a take-home drug education program for youth ages 9 to 11 and their parents. The four lessons are: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and tools to avoid drug use. Children receive incentives for completion of the lessons and parents receive support and resources through a newsletter and a program facilitator. The overall goal is to help children develop specific skills to refuse and avoid use of “gateway” drugs.
Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling (BMDC) is a therapeutic treatment approach designed for adults with a diagnosis of cannabis dependence. BMDC is implemented by social workers, counselors, or psychologists as a 9-session multicomponent therapy that includes elements of motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and case management. The overall goal is abstinence from marijuana.
Cocaine-Specific Coping Skills Training (CST) is a therapeutic treatment approach designed for adult cocaine users. Participants work with a trained psychologist individually or in a group, learning skills and behaviors to reduce and avoid drug use. CST is delivered in up to eight 45-minute sessions three to five times a week. The overall goal is abstinence from cocaine and alcohol.
Chestnut Health Systems- Bloomington Adolescent Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Model is a therapeutic intervention designed for youth ages 12 to 18 who meet the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s criteria for Level I or Level II treatment placement. Treatment includes a 14-week skill-building group, weekly group counseling sessions, and an individualized treatment plan. The overall goal is behavioral and emotional change that leads to abstinence from alcohol and drugs.