ASAM Classes

ASAM Classes

ASAM classes are recommended at different levels after the preliminary evaluation and assessment. The recommendation for ASAM Classes is based on several different criteria. It is specific to each individual’s situations and needs.

The clinician who originally conducted the evaluation will recommend an intensive schedule of ASAM classes that address many issues, some of which don’t initially involve drug use, abuse, or addiction. The level of ASAM classes assigned to an individual will depend on the individual’s personal needs to change.  Counseling includes life skills and coping strategies to overcome adversities, addiction, and  the ability to handle everyday situations that will arise while trying to recover.

American Alternative Court Services provides three types of therapy Counseling that are obligatory to effectively complete the assigned ASAM classes. The first type of Counseling in ASAM Classes is group therapy, where individuals meet in a group setting to discuss all issues and reservations that may prevent a person from completing the course. The second type of therapy in relation to ASAM is Relationship groups. These allow for family members and loved ones to become engaged in the recovery process by dealing with any resentment, anger, and disappointment associated with co-dependency. The last type of therapy Counseling as related to ASAM, which I find very helpful personally, is group therapy. I believe the point of the group is to help find similarities and differences in others’ addiction to initiate healthy discussions that help find alternative coping mechanisms that may differ from your own that can help ease the road to recovery.

What are ASAM classes?

ASAM classes are recommended at different levels after the preliminary evaluation and assessment reliant on upon several different things specific to each patient such as situations and a person’s needs.

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SAP Evaluation Georgia

If you are covered by the DOT and have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation, you must be evaluated, by an SAP and complete a remedial intervention or education program recommended by the SAP Evaluation before you can be released to return to a safety-sensitive job.

To be in compliance with DOT guidelines only an SAP and not just any drug and alcohol counselor can evaluate you in this situation.
An appointment can be made with one of our SAP professionals as soon as you are notified of a failed randomized test on the job. If an expedited evaluation is required, it can be conducted within 24 hours in one of our three locations (Atlanta, Decatur, or Marietta). Our goal is to return you to work as quickly as possible, however; the process starts with the evaluation. The sooner you see an evaluator for your SAP Evaluation for DOT, the sooner you may be able to return to work.

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) conducts a face-to-face clinical evaluation, including standardized testing. The assessment generated by the SAP professional will be provided and facilitates the process to return to work.
DOT’s rule requires a recommendation for Counseling and/or education in every case. A recommendation concerning education, Counseling, follow-up testing, and aftercare will be provided. Your return to work is dependent on how fast you get your SAP evaluation and get the process started.

Dealing with Anger- Anger Management Classes

Anger is a common and normal emotion. In general, anger has been given a negative connotation. This is simply due to the destructive nature it can possess when not harnessed properly. While it’s true you can’t hold it in and let it fester, it’s imperative that you have some sort of release.

This release can come in the form of working out, talking to someone, pursuing a hobby, etc. These are just a few examples out of the many.
Anger can be a temporary fuel that can motivate you to get started on a task. Emphasis on temporary. However, it would be unhealthy to consistently use anger as fuel. It wouldn’t leave you any room to be happy. It can impact your judgment and make you more impulsive which ultimately leads to bad decision-making. Constant anger, in a nutshell, is detrimental to your health and well-being.
How can you combat this? By being aware of your own emotions. Once you can identify when you start becoming angry, you can take measures to release it before it gets too explosive. Techniques such as deep breathing, counting backward from ten, & looking at

the positive in your life. Remember anger is not bad; it’s how you express that anger that will determine your character…!!
Anger Management Evaluation in Atlanta is a necessary step to know that one needs to consult an expert or not. It is conducted one-on-one with a trained counselor in a confidential setting.
If you want to control your anger and your mood than visit us we are here to gives you the best Anger Management Evaluation Classes and Counseling in Decatur-Georgia. Feel free to get in touch with us today. An evaluation is a simple process of answering a questionnaire and meeting with a professionally trained counselor to determine your needs. Each individual has a unique personality. Our approach takes into account cultural differences with the utmost respect for a person’s cultural context, values, and traditions.

Anger Management Program(AMP)

In brief, anger management consists of knowing how to recognize when and why you get angry and how to control your emotions, along with new ways to respond when confronted with anger-triggering stimuli, or anger triggers.

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Family Violence Intervention Program

Family Violence Intervention Program also referred to as domestic violence has been called many things including spousal abuse, interpersonal violence, and intimate partner violence among others.

However, the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) in 2008 composed a definition of domestic violence that lends legitimacy to this term: “Domestic violence constitutes the willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive behavior perpetrated by one family member, household member, or intimate partner against another.” When defined in this manner, the term includes all others.

Domestic violence prevention constitutes the various means by which societies; governments and individuals attempt to forestall violence in the home. Domestic violence may consist of psychological, emotional, sexual, or physical aspects. Preventing Family Violence Intervention Program is tricky since, by the time anyone has an inkling that things are not right, an incident has already occurred. In fact, victims often wait until long after the event to report an incident of domestic violence. Research has also shown that victims are likely to encounter emergency room personnel, social workers, or health care professionals who have little knowledge of domestic violence. These professionals may even express negative attitudes toward the victims, deeming them weak or at fault.
Any effort toward preventing domestic violence must begin with educating professionals who represent the likely first point of contact for many victims of domestic violence. Better yet, professionals should be trained to spot signs of abuse or potential abuse in their patients who may be afraid or reluctant to discuss domestic abuse. These steps may not prevent abuse before it happens but can prevent it from happening in the future. Family Violence Intervention Program or Batterers Intervention Program classes can vary in length depending on the state where the violation occurred. California has a minimum 52-week course while Georgia’s is only 24 weeks. Upon completing the entire program, the individuals will be given a certificate of completion and anyone who needs to be notified can and will be. When entering one of these programs there is typically what is known as a victim liaison. When you are first starting your class, you will need to provide intake documentation that is quite detailed. A portion of this intake documentation will be in reference to whatever individual(s) may have been a part of your arrest. The purpose of the victim liaison is to inform the victim when the individuals both begin and finish the course of treatment.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is an evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral Counseling strategy designed to assist individuals in the enhancement of self-image and to facilitate the development of higher stages of moral reasoning. MRT is aimed at decreasing the likelihood of someone returning to the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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DUI Evaluation Georgia

DUI Clinical Evaluations are comprehensive assessments that an individual may undergo after receiving a DUI (Driving Under the Influence), a DWI, or a Drug related DUI. ASAM Often time’s individuals may find themselves “caught up” in situations that they just did not foresee happening just like a DUI. Those situations could involve going out with co-workers after work, for drinks and being pulled over by the police, or celebrating a friend’s birthday at the bar and getting pulled over for falling asleep at the light, whatever the situation may

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Alcohol and Drug Evaluation in Marietta & Surrounding Areas of Georgia

Alcohol and Drug Evaluation Decatur is an assessment that could be sought for many reasons. Dekalb County courts and several criminal justice partners may request an individual who has a pending or a probationary proceeding to obtain an evaluation.

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ASAM Level I Classes

ASAM Level I classes are designed according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine  (ASAM) criteria for addiction Counseling. Specifically, ASAM Level I classes and Substance Abuse Counseling provide individuals with a supportive and instructive environment where they are encouraged to develop deeper insights into the causes and conditions, as well as the effects, of their addictive and abusive behaviors.

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