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Ascend Counseling Programs

Our programs utilize evidence based practices, e.g., motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral counseling. Our programs are steeped heavily in the stages of change model. Program components focus upon increasing the offender’s motivation for long term substance use change/abstinence. The majority of offenders that are court ordered have short-term motivation for change. Once an offender is motivated for long-term change regarding their substance use - they are more willing to voluntarily attend A.A. / N.A. and seek additional counseling if needed. Our programs are highly interactive and the use of videos is used sparingly compared to other education based 1-2 day programs offered by other agencies.

A.H.S.E. (Alcohol Highway Safety Education) & Awareness Program

A.H.S.E. is half day alcohol educational program designed for first offense drunk driving offenders, alcohol related offenses and offenders 18-20 years of age that have been convicted of M.I.P. but do not meet the criteria for needing a more intense alcohol treatment program.

A.H.S.E. Program Components

D.A.T.E. (Drug & Alcohol Treatment/Education) Programs

The D.A.T.E. program is designed for individuals that have had legal problems as a result of their alcohol and or drug use. Most of our referrals are for DUI 1, DUI 2, drug possession & use. Additionally, offenders are also referred for jail diversion or probation violations involving alcohol or drug use.

8 Hour (1 Day) D.A.T.E. Program Components

12 Hour (2 Day) D.A.T.E. Program Components