(CDC, 2001 and NIDA, 2002, NIAA, 2003)
- Young adults and adolescents are the one group whose life expectancy has actually declined due to accidents involving alcohol and other drugs.
- Alcohol misuse/abuse on campuses is linked to at least 1,400 student deaths and over 500,000 student injuries per year.
- More than 600,000 college students are assaulted each year by other students under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- 40% of students have been in a car with an intoxicated driver in the last month.
- 57% of male and 48% of female college athletes report they are "binge drinkers."
- 48% of all the alcohol college students drink is consumed by those below the legal drinking age.
Programs That Can Help
Intensive Outpatient Program: Turn About's Intensive Outpatient Program is a minimum 21-week program, with a built-in aftercare component for children aged 11-13 (Middle School IOP) and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 (High School IOP) who are experiencing behavioral and/or substance abuse problems. The programs meet every day after school at Turn About for approximately 3 hours, during which time youth participate in individual, family and group counseling. Doctoral and Masters level counselors work closely with the young person and his or her family to prevent or eliminate adolescent substance abuse, improve self-esteem, create effective discipline, and improve family communication. Services are available on a sliding fee scale.
Outpatient Services: Turn About offers weekly outpatient counseling to children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing a wide variety of problems including but not limited to substance abuse, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, anger, and family issues. Evaluation/ assessment services are also available. Services are based on a sliding fee scale.
Chemical Education: This free educational series offers teens a comprehensive look at today's most commonly abused substances. Classes are appropriate for teens who are at risk of experimenting with drugs or alcohol, as well as teens who have used these substances. The physical, social, and psychological consequences of using drugs are discussed, and the legal ramifications of substance use are clearly stated in terms teens understand. Classes can be held at Turn About or within the schools.
School Suspension Program: This program is an alternative consequence for students who would like to reduce the length of their out of school suspension from ten to five days. The program consists of a brief evaluation, which extends over two sessions. At the end of the second session, appropriate recommendations are made for further treatment, counseling, or chemical education if necessary.
School Intervention Program: This program provides free on-site assessment and referral services in Leon County Schools to students who are referred for behavioral or substance abuse problems. Students are anonymously referred by teachers, guidance counselors and administrators who have concerns about students demonstrating problems with attendance, behavior, and/or substance abuse.
College Student Services: Turn About provides individual counseling for young adults who are struggling with substance use/ abuse, sexual assault, relationship problems, grief issues, suicidal issues, childhood abuse trauma, etc. Sessions are also appropriate for students who are experiencing unusual levels of stress including issues of attendance and academic decline. Master’s or Doctoral level counselors assess the student and provide any needed counseling or appropriate referrals.
Turn About, Inc. provides services without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin or handicapping conditions.
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