FACTS (Families Actively Challenging Teen Substance Use) is an educational and skill-building program designed to help teens who have begun experimenting with alcohol and other drugs. The program’s goal is to provide teens—and their parents—with up-to-date information on the risks and consequences of teen substance use.
What is FACTS?
FACTS is a 6-hour program designed for adolescents and their parents/guardians. The program’s objectives are to educate participants about the effects and consequences of teen substance use. Participants will be involved in an interactive discussion regarding risk-taking behaviors, decision-making skills around the use of alcohol and other illicit substances, and the continuum of substance use. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet with and be supported by other parents in order to have their questions answered about alcohol and other drugs, learn strategies which help teens make healthier decisions, and discover community resources which might be helpful for their families.
Who is FACTS for?
FACTS is intended for adolescents who are in an experimental stage of use. The best way to gauge the substance use patterns of an adolescent is by engaging them in a formal Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment, which can be provided at PEER Services.
Where is FACTS held?
FACTS is generally offered on two consecutive weeknights from 6-9 pm at both PEER Services’ locations. Parents are required to participate on the second night of the course.
How do I register for FACTS?
Call PEER Services at either one of our two locations and ask to speak to any of our counselors in the Adolescent Program.
What is the cost for FACTS?
FACTS costs $95 for the 6-hour class and $25 for participants who are enrolled in Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care Plans. The additional cost of the assessment is covered by most insurance companies. For those paying out of pocket for the assessment, the cost is $195. Proof of household income must be provided, in order to determine eligibility for a sliding scale rate.
I completed FACTS. Now what?
All adolescents who successfully complete the 6 hours will be given a certificate of completion. This certificate is recognized for both school and court purposes. If an adolescent is recognized to need a higher level of care at any time during the course, this will be communicated to the parent/guardian and referral source.
To find out more or to schedule an assessment, please call:
In Evanston: ☎ 847.492.1778 and ask for the Adolescent Team.
In Glenview: ☎ 847.657.7337 and ask for the Adolescent Team.
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