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Prevention

Home of New Vision offers two programs focused on adolescents and young adults designed to decrease the risks and consequences of alcohol and drug use.

Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP): The Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) program is designed for minors ages 14-17 who have received a Minor in Possession (MIP) charge or have been instructed to attend the program for other reasons. While the majority of referrals come from the legal system, clients are also referred through parents, schools and other non-legal entities. The program is designed to educate participants regarding the progression of substance use and addiction, as well as the health and social effects of alcohol consumption and drug use. We assist participants in conducting a cost-benefit analysis of ending substance use, developing goals (short and long-term) that encourage abstinence, developing refusal skills, and creating a plan to avoid substance use in the future.

Decisions that Impact Tomorrow (DIT): The Decisions that Impact Tomorrow (DIT) program is designed for young adults ages 18-20 who have received their first Minor in Possession (MIP) charge. Referrals are made from various courts throughout Southeastern Michigan. As with ASAP, the program educates participants regarding the progression of substance use and addiction, as well as the health and social effects of alcohol consumption and drug use. We assist participants in conducting a cost-benefit analysis of ending substance use, developing goals (short and long-term) that encourage abstinence, developing refusal skills, and creating a plan to avoid substance use in the future. While ASAP focuses on the issues of a younger population, DIT focuses on the issues faced by college students, with a focus on overcoming the pressures to consume alcohol in a college setting where use of alcohol is seen as the norm.