We believe that prevention is a planned process of approaches and activities designed to preclude the onset of alcohol and other drug problems and/or addiction. It should be a comprehensive effort involving the community and utilizing all available resources.
The Lake Area Recovery Center prevention services are directed toward providing accurate alcohol and drug treatment and prevention information, creating realistic alternatives to current and potential chemical use, and positively influencing community attitudes and norms.
To meet these objectives we offer a variety of awareness, education, training and systems development services. We provide consultation, program development, support group facilitation, speakers and literature. These services are provided by qualified and specially trained staff who have knowledge about the disease of chemical dependency and the skills to positively impact on the problem.
AWARE, a 72 hour residential intervention program for first time DWI offenders, serves as an alternative to a jail sentence. By receiving accurate information about drinking and driving, alcoholism and wellness, participants are able to make necessary, positive changes in their lifestyle.
Until recently, it was believed that the chemically dependent person would have to "hit bottom" before he or she would admit to having a problem and seek help. Fortunately, we know that we can help the chemically dependent person (alcoholism and/or drug addiction) by "raising the bottom" to where they and their problems are today. This process is called INTERVENTION.
With the help of experienced professionals, family members and/or close friends learn new ways of presenting the extent and effects of the addiction to the chemically dependent person. This is accomplished in such a way that he or she is able for the first time to see that the problem does exist, is significant and that it is a disease, not a lack of will power.