Choices and Consequences
The Choices and Consequences Program is a drug and alcohol prevention program designed to work with youth up to age 18 on an individual basis. Schools, probation or Courts in Madison County may refer a youth to the program if they are at risk for, or are using drugs or alcohol or are facing consequences as a result of being caught with drugs or alcohol. Parents may also refer their son/daughter if drug or alcohol use is a concern. In any of these situations the youth is referred to the Choices and Consequences Program and must attend program sessions at BRiDGES.
Program length: 5 hours (One-hour assessment with a parent and 2, two-hour program sessions)
During the assessment appointment the needs of the youth are determined and the program format and content is designed to meet the needs of each youth. Depending on the assessment results, and age of the youth, one of two evidence based programs will be implemented; Teen Intervene or Prime for Life.
Teen Intervene: An evidence based program for teenagers suspected of experiencing mild or moderate problems associated with alcohol or other drug use. TI integrates stages of change theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing into its program.
Prime for Life: An evidence based risk reduction program. The first goal of the program is to help each participant in the program reduce risk for any type of alcohol or drug problem. The second focuses on self-assessment to help people understand and accept the need to make changes to protect the things that are most valuable in their lives.
Program Fee: There is a 50.00 fee charged for the program
Completion: Each youth is required to complete the program within two months from the referral date. Upon completion, or incompletion of the program a letter is sent to the referral source.
Youth are accepted to the program on an ongoing basis. Please contact BRiDGES for more information or to make a referral (315) 697-3947.