The Alcohol and Chemical Abuse Council's school-based Project SUCCESS Program is designed to modify the behavior of an individual at risk of becoming a substance user, or who is currently using substances and/or is experiencing anger issues. This is accomplished through one of our Teen Issues/Healthy Choices Groups.
Our Goals are:
- To Promote education and awareness among high risk adolescents on alcohol and drug use emphasizing life, legal and health issues.
- To decrease problem behaviors in order to enhance school performance
- To decrease use or cessation of use of alcohol and drugs among high risk adolescents.
- To develop effective communication skills for improved family relationships
Our curriculum is geared to address the specific needs of children in grades 5 thru 12 such as:
- Peer pressure/Friends
- Coping skills/Stress Management
- Group Diversity/Violence
- Parent Communication
- Anger/Conflict Management
*Complete curriculums for early intervention groups and more information available by calling the main office at (513) 868-2100
Criteria For Involvement
- Grades 5-12 (special emphasis on transition years)
- "At Risk" students should be referred to the group sessions. Factors that place youth "at risk" for drug and alcohol use:
- Anti-social behavior
- Lack of motivation to complete school work and/or poor school attendance
- Academic failure
- Lack of refusal skills
- Family structure and management problems
- Violence issues and/or anger management issues
- Lack of appropriate social skills
- Suicidal or homicidal ideation
- Low self esteem
- A high crime/high drug use environment
- Students are referred by the school staff: Counselors, teachers, administrators and support staff. Parents may also make referrals for their child to attend school groups.
- Special needs students and disruptive students are discouraged from being referred to the program due to facilitators time frame and training.
- Whenever feasible, students with a strong social connection are assigned separate groups.
- Students receiving counseling services outside the school setting as listed below are not eligible for services:
- Substance Abuse/Dependency after care (The Early Intervention Program is not to be utilized as a substitution for substance abuse treatment after care.)
- Prior or current substance abuse treatment
Active and appropriate conduct in group discussion
Follow group rules