Alcohol Safety Action Program
The Change Companies Annual ADIS Training is coming soon! The Change Companies® in collaboration with the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, will be conducting two days of informative, interactive training for new and certified instructors on October 30th and 31st 2013, 8:30-4:30 at the Frontier Building 3601 C. Street, room# 890. Contact Tony Piper at: firstname.lastname@example.org for registration.
Announcing a Prevention Research Institute Training (PRIME For Life)! PRIME For Life training will take place on January 27-29, 2014 at The Hilton Garden Inn 4555 Union Square Drive, Anchorage Alaska. PRIME For Life® is an evidence-based, therapeutic education program with demonstrated success in significantly altering attitudes, increasing abstinence, reducing high-risk drinking and drug use, and reducing recidivism. PRIME For Life is listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), a service of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Full attendance and participation in a three-day PRIME For Life® New Instructor Training is required to deliver PRIME For Life®. Instructor materials will be provided and are available in Spanish. The training fee is waived for approved Alaska providers. This PRIME For Life® Instructor Training is available for registration and more information at: www.primeforlife.org
The Alaska Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) provides substance abuse screening, case management and accountability for DWI and other alcohol/drug related misdemeanor cases. This involves screening cases referred from the district court into drinker classification categories, as well as thoroughly monitoring cases throughout education and/or treatment requirements.
ASAP operates as a neutral link between the justice and the health care delivery systems. This requires a close working relationship among all involved agencies: enforcement, prosecution, judicial, probation, corrections, rehabilitation, licensing, traffic records, and public information/education.
The Benefits of ASAP Monitoring:
• Increased accountability of offenders;
• Reduced recidivism resulting from successful completion of required education or treatment;
• Significant reductions in the amount of resources spent by prosecutors, law enforcement officers, judges, attorneys and corrections officers enforcing court-ordered conditions; and
• Increased safety for victims and the larger community because offenders are more likely to be receiving treatment, making court appearances, and complying with other probation conditions.