Classes are Postponed Until Further Notice

The Prevention Council offers different substance abuse education classes and trainings designed for teens and young adults involved in the court system or students in violation of school and athletic codes of conduct 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.

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.


Risk and Responsibility Class

One night class for ages 15-20

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


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Fee:  $25.00

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.