The Prevention Council also offers different substance abuse education classes and trainings designed for youth involved in the court system. These substance abuse education classes are not limited to court-referred participants. Both programs are offered to schools as alternatives to suspensions, in addition to suspensions, and also to parents or guardians wishing to refer their child(ren). Both classes have fees attached that can be waived or reduced in some circumstances. The classes are best suited for first- or second-time non-violent offenders.
The Prevention Council offers 3 different education classes. The classes are designed primarily for teens and young adults involved in the criminal justice system or students in violation of school and athletic codes of conduct. Classes are open to all and appropriate for anyone wanting a better understanding of the use of alcohol and other substances in one’s life
For youth ages 16-21
Offered: 3-4 times a year on Monday evenings
6 – 8 p.m. Registration required call 518-581-1230 for the next scheduled course.
This six-week course covers basic information on most drugs of abuse, with an emphasis on alcohol and marijuana. Participants will receive accurate information about substances, the laws and consequences of use, how these chemicals affect the body, particularly the brain, and the impact chemicals may have in their personal development and future choices. It covers in depth the information presented in the Risk and Responsibility class. The class uses several guest speakers covering topics such as rape and domestic violence, underage gambling, the effects of drunk and drugged driving, and legal issues.
This class is appropriate for youth charged with any alcohol or drug related offenses, including but not limited to underage use, unlawfully dealing with a minor, fake I.D. charges, intent to sell, disorderly conduct, and any crimes or violations committed under the influence of substances or to obtain illegal substance. It is appropriate for most high school students suspended for the possession or use of substances on school grounds, or other school infractions related to alcohol or other substances.
One night class for ages 16-20
All classes meet from 6pm-8pm at:
The Prevention Council, 125 High Rock Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
All Attendees MUST Pre-register call 518-581-1230
- January 17, 2019
- February 21, 2019
- March 21, 2019
- April 18, 2019
- May 16, 2019
- June 20, 2019
- July 18, 2019
- August-NO CLASS
- September 12, 2019
- October 17, 2019
- November 21, 2019
- December- NO CLASS
This one-session class is designed to help youth and young adults understand the risks and consequences of their actions. Discussed is the need to take responsibility for one’s own actions and how those behaviors may affect others. Participants are introduced to goal setting and commitment skills and the impact of risky behavior on these skills. A basic understanding of how alcohol and other drugs impact decision making will be presented.
This class is well suited for youth receiving moving traffic violations, possession of alcohol or marijuana, disorderly conduct or similar legal charges, as well as students receiving short suspensions from school. Or, it may be appropriate for a first time offender with more serious charges, who may need this information in addition to other consequences.
- February 5, 2019
- April 2, 2019
- June 4, 2019
- July 16, 2019
- September 3, 2019
- November 5, 2019
This class covers the same topics as the Risk and Responsibility class but geared for the young adult offender and will target areas of interest and need for this population. Participants will receive:
- An understanding of how substance use impacts decisions and life goals.
- Up to date relevant information about alcohol and other drugs and related laws.
- What treatment programs are available and how to access these programs if needed. Why offer a class instead of an online program?
- In a continuously changing field of research and laws, information is updated immediately.
- Participants can interact personally with instructor and other participants.
- Individual questions are answered.
- Class can be structured to meet the specific needs of the participants
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