The Adult Substance Abuse Intervention curriculum addresses the needs of the low-risk client who has become involved with the criminal justice system for a substance abuse offense. The client may not have an addiction issue that meets the requirements of traditional treatment but instead has a behavior issue that can better be addressed using a shorter cognitive educational model. This curriculum allows clients to explore their anti-social attitudes, how their use of substance abuse affects their personal and professional relationships, and includes training and practice in self-control and self-management.

The Adult Substance Abuse Intervention workbook is available in English and Spanish.

Approximate Length
12 hours

Learning Objectives

  • Develop critical cognitive thinking skills.
  • Identify the personal price paid for drug use.
  • Recognize how the use of drugs/alcohol affects personal and professional relationships.
  • Develop a plan and make a commitment to refrain from abusing drugs/alcohol.
  • Establish positive, goal directed behavior patterns.
  • Utilize the Personal Awareness Journal™

This curriculum is included in Cog Talk™, a free reference guide that divides each curriculum into two-hour sessions, provides specific homework assignments and additional open-ended questions to continue curriculum-specific conversation outside of the group setting.

View a sample component from the Adult Substance Abuse Intervention workbook.