Empowering People To Prevent Substance Abuse

People Are Not Victims

Health Enhancement has developed a drug and alcohol prevention education program that will empower people.

Available For

Organizations concerned about the drug use epidemic may contact Health Enhancement and schedule a prevention seminar delivered by experts in the field of prevention and treatment. We have included an outline of what participants will learn.

Cost

Sponsoring entity will make a contribution to local substance abuse program.

Potential Sponsors

Civic organizations, employers, churches, educational institutions, any organization concerned about the epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction may schedule a seminar.

Who To Contact

Contact Health Enhancement Center at 410-822-8690 and ask for Jim Proctor. You may also contact Jim by email at jim@healthenhancementcenter.com

Program Outline

Program Participants Will Be Able To:
  1. Determine if another person is under the influence of an illegal or legal substance
  2. Seek professional substance abuse assistance for family member, a co-worker, neighbor, or friend
  3. Approach a family member, co-worker, neighbor or friend and discuss their need for substance abuse counseling
  4. Identify supporting resources and know when and how to introduce       them to someone who needs help
  5. Communicate concern for anothers substance abuse behavior in terms that relate to the behavior’s impact on family, work, and society in general
  6. Discus local, state and federal laws that regulate the use of illegal and prescription drugs and how they can impact the individual
  7. Discus local, state and federal laws that regulate the use of alcohol
  8. Understand how the legalization of recreational drugs impacts the safety and security
  9. Understand the responsibilities of various institutions in controlling and regulating the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Institutions include schools, churches, clubs and other membership organizations
  10. Understand how norms affect substance abuse and what can be done to change norms
  11. Understand how regulations and laws (or lack of) affect drug and alcohol use and what can be done to effect positive change
  12. Understand how access to legal drugs affects substance abuse and what can be done to affect access
  13. Evaluate the potential benefit of various substance abuse treatment programs and recognize which may have the greatest potential for success
  14. Comfortably and confidently self-refer (for treatment)
  15. Manage a “reasonable suspicion” intervention
  16. Know the difference between various drug and alcohol testing methods and determine when testing is appropriate
  17. Discuss the results of a positive test with a donor
  18. Know if, when, and how to report a substance abuser to the “authorities”. Authorities may include parents, spouses, direct supervisors, employers, clergy, law enforcement, teachers, faculty, vestry, etc.
  19. Know the role confidentiality plays in managing substance abuse use or intervention
  20. Select the best testing option in terms of how tests are administered, how labs process specimens, the impact of adulteration and timing, what testing reveals and the rights of donors.

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