Student Sessions

Student Sessions are held monthly. High school sessions meet for 3 days, 8:30am-3pm each day; middle school sessions meet for two days, 8am - 2:30pm each day. Sessions are held Monday - Wednesday, except where noted.

Students need to arrive on time and bring a bag lunch. (Snacks and water will be provided). Click here to view the 2019-2020 program schedule.

​Day 1 Topics:

  • Impact of substance use on physical and physiological health, family and community.
  • Arlington Public School Policy towards substance use.​​​

 

Day 2 Topics:

  • Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI).
  • Damaging effects of drug abuse.
  • Awareness of the impact of alcohol and drugs in one's life and the possible consequences of further involvement.


Day 3 Topics:

  • Consequences of alcohol/drug use, emphasis on refusal skills and identifying other activities to replace time spent using alcohol/drugs.
  • Treatment options and self-help groups.
  *Note: The middle school session will cover this information in a condensed format.