A.C.T. PROGRAM – ACCESS – CONNECT – TREAT
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The A.C.T. program is a risk reduction group focused on education designed to reduce the risk of drug use and problematic alcohol use. Northland’s experienced clinicians assist clients to develop an accurate self-assessment of risk for addiction and to identify and use drug-free coping skills to manage emotions and behaviors that might put you at risk to abuse substances.
The program increases knowledge of the impact of substances on the body and brain as well as its impact on interpersonal functioning. Clients will learn the effects of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs on the body and brain and will be able to verbalize an understanding of personal symptoms of use versus addiction. A.C.T. aims to empower clients to construct an action plan to lower the risk for addiction. The group meets once weekly for an hour and a half, for 6 sessions.