The A.C.E. Program (Access to Community Education) is designed to provide counseling and education to clients who have been charged with a non-violent offense related to alcohol and/or other drugs. This program offers a means for these offenders to potentially avoid lengthy probation or jail time.
Referrals and Requirements
Clients may be referred by a judge, probation officer, a private attorney or other agencies. Clients must attend at least one 12-step meeting each week and provide verification to the counselor. They are required to participate in a weekly group educational counseling session, and are subject to a minimum of two drug screens per month.
The cost of the program is $25 per weekly session to cover the educational materials and drug screens. Payment can only be made with a money order.
Length of Program
The clinical need and any legal mandates the client may have determines the length of the program. Typically, it lasts 8 - 12 weeks, but length of the client's program can be specified by the referring agency.
Typical curriculum includes the following areas:
- Psycho-educational groups on Addiction and Abuse
- Relapse Prevention Skills
- Common Problems and Issues in Recovery
- Lifestyle Changes
- Physical and Emotional Self Care
- Coping with Anger and Resentments
- Stress Management Skills
- Coping Skills for Depression and Anxiety
- Assertiveness and Communication Skills
Other areas of client concerns or needs are addressed on an individual basis. One-on-one meetings are available as needed.
For more information contact Mark Wilkinson, JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING .
2000 Fairfield Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71104