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Alcohol & Drug Diversion Program

The Alcohol Diversion Program is a multi-faceted program that works with teens and young adults. Different levels of the program are offered. Participants are screened to identify the appropriate level for them.
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This program consists of four two-hour small group sessions led by a counselor. This educational intervention program addresses adolescent development, substance use and the brain, family history, and communication skills. An adult caregiver is required to attend each session with their his/her teen. Cost $140. (The MAPS program is also available for teens.)

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment)

This is a one-on-one intervention lasting up to 30 minutes. It focuses on raising awareness about substance use and its consequences and motivating participants towards positive change. It encourages participants to think differently about their use. High-risk users are provided with referrals to treatment. Cost: $50.

Focus on Alcohol & Canabis (FAC)

This program is for young adults and consists of three two-hour small group sessions led by a counselor. Students participate in group activities and discussions about their current patterns of substance use, the risks involved, and harm-reduction strategies they can use to decrease personal risk. Topics include weekly review of use versus abuse and the biology of alcohol intake and metabolism. Cost $150.


The Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS) program consists of two one-hour individual sessions with a counselor. The student provides a personal drug and alcohol history and completes screenings to assess his/her risk level and pattern of use. During the second session, students receive personalized feedback from the screenings to help identify risks and protective factors, and the counselor leads the students through a brief discussion about what they may be ready to change with regard to their substance use. Cost $200.


Drinking as Responsible Mature Adults (DARMA) is a 12-hour class that meets over 6 weeks. The program is based on the curriculum developed for the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) researched at the University of Washington. This is a moderation-oriented program for non-dependent drinkers in which students monitor their daily alcohol use. Cost $295.


Mindful Awareness Personal choices with Substances (MAPS) is a 20-hour class that meets over 10 weeks. This program includes an individual intake with a counselor and allows for one additional individual session. The student meets in a small group to identify patterns related to his/her substance use, alternative methods of self-regulating moods, family history, decision-making skills, impulse control, and strategies for harm-reduction. Meditation and coping skills are integrated into each session. Each student sets personal goals and creates his/her own map. Cost varies. Please call 303-413-7547.

Clinical Substance Use Evaluations

Evaluations consist of 2-3 sessions in which an individual's substance use and bio-psychosocial history is gathered and reviewed in terms of health risks and protective factors. Formal assessment tools are used, and the presence/absence of a dual diagnosis is evaluated. Findings and recommendations are provided in a written report. Cost $250.

Contact the Alcohol Diversion Program at 303-413-7547 for more information or to register.

Program services are open to the public.

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