Adults and Youth Substance Abuse
Substance abuse among adults and teens has been affecting families of the user as well as the families themselves. In our society, both youth and adults are constantly finding themselves making choices that not only effect their own lives, but the lives of their love ones. The families of the addict needs to understand that chemical dependency (drugs and alcohol) is not a character weakness, it is a disease and it has to be treated as one. Family member tend to silently concentrate on the addict and their
addictive behaviors when they should be concentrating on educating themselves on addiction and
how it is effecting their family member. Without education, this can create conflict among the
family. Here at S.O.B.E.R. International, our counselors having first hand experience on what it
is like as a recovering addict themselves are able to relate to the client and by being able to share
the tools needed to sustain a clean and sober lifestyle and become a successful member of society.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size, gender, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars. Both female and males can become batterers.
Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, don’t hesitate to reach out. There is help available.
In the U.S., call the National Domestic Violence Hot line at 1-800-799-7233
"Services for Batterers & Victims"
In English and Spanish
Approved 52-Week Batterers, Intervention Program
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S.O.B.E.R. International D.B.A. Community Counseling Center is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization offering a wide variety of services to our Youth, Adults and Families.
PARENT / INTERACTION (Troubled teen children are invited to groups)
We believe that healthy parenting has to do with good communication with family members including their troubled teens. Creating a group of parents accompanied with their family member and expressing their thoughts and feelings to one another is a key factor in resolving family conflict and lack of communication. Both the parent and the family member attend this group and interact with one another.
TEEN PARENT (Young Men and Women with babies and couples as well)
We believe that by teaching young men and women with children how to become parents at a young age will not only be healthy for the children, but for the whole family as a unit.
ADULT & TEEN ANGER MANAGEMENT
The concepts and skills presented in the anger management class are best learned by practice and review of everything that is covered in class. With your on hands participation in the anger management group will help you develop the skills that are necessary to successfully manage anger.