Purpose: The purpose of the Prevention Plus program is to provide education to individuals who have experienced harmful consequences as a result of their use of drugs. The majority of participants will be from the criminal justice system, however, volunteer enrollment is accepted. Information presented will be designed to give participants accurate information regarding drugs of abuse so that they may begin to make more informed decisions regarding their lifestyle choices.
Format: The Prevention Plus program will consist of fifteen (15), two (2) hour sessions. The course will be taught twice per week for five weeks. This frequency will ensure completion of the program in a timely fashion. Information will be presented in a classroom, group discussion format. The majority of the information will be presented by a live instructor with minimal use of video. There will be a pre and post test at each session for the participant to complete.
Location and Instructor: Classes will be taught at Office of Court Services, Building B, 2100 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA 70501. All classes will be taught by a Substance Abuse Educational Coordinator. Sessions are held on every Monday night.
Content: The course will consist of information on the impact that drugs of abuse have on and individual’s health, lifestyle, brain, body and family. Every category of drugs of abuse will be discussed. Diagnosis of substance dependence, resources to aid in recovery, relapse triggers and how to make lifestyle changes will be the main focus.
Cost: The 15 session classroom program will cost $225.00. This amount will be required prior to beginning the first session. When requested, our office can set-up a payment plan which would require balance to be paid in full prior to completion. Enrollment can be made by contacting the Office of Court Services at (337) 291-8845.