Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Contra Costa, Inc.

First Offender Program (Three month)
BAC up to .14%

Our programs are designed to enable participants to consider attitudes and behavior, support positive lifestyle changes, and reduce or eliminate the use of alcohol and/or drugs.

As a client, we think of and treat you as an individual.
We are here to help you.

Program Requirements

Six - Educations12 hours
Nine - Groups18 Hours
Three - Face to Faces45 min.
Absences allowed5
MADD - VIP1

Education Sessions Ė Six (2 hour sessions)
Each participant will complete six education sessions which are designed to provide information on the inherent dangers in driving under the influence, the legal, social, and physical aspect of alcohol and drug use related to a participantís lifestyle, and the cycle of alcohol and drug addiction.

Group Sessions Ė Nine (2-hour sessions)
This is a facilitated group meeting in which participantís meet to exchange ideas, to discuss their own behavior and attitudes, and to support and encourage positive changes in each othersí lifestyle to facilitate resolution of problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Individual Sessions (Face to Face) Three (15-minute sessions)
This is a meeting in which the participant and a counselor meet to interact on an individual basis to discuss the participantís behavior and attitudes, to support and encourage positive changes in the participantís lifestyle, and to facilitate resolution of problems related to the use of alcohol and other drugs. We will also discuss the participantís progress in the program, identify problems which may be a barrier to program completion, and to refer the participant to ancillary services when appropriate, based on the participants needs.

Alcohol and Drug Assessment
During the intake each participant will complete an alcohol drug assessment to help evaluate the participant understanding of their substance abuse history.