Insight for Youth
Helping youth overcome problems with substance abuse.
What is Insight?
Insight is a five week early intervention program for youth in grades 7-12 who are using and/or abusing alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Insight provides information and activities that guide participants to examine how their use is affecting their lives and those around them. Insight is often the first step in an extended intervention process. Educating teens about the consequences of alcohol and drug use reduces substance use, decreases behavioral problems and criminal activity. It also increases success in school and encourages socially acceptable behaviors.
(Insight is free of charge to participants. Program funding is provided by grants from the Drug Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, United Way of Greater Lafayette, and contributions to Willowstone Family Services.)
Each youth and their parent/guardian must complete an initial assessment before joining.
When: Next class begins Thursday, July 18, 2019
Where: Willowstone Family Services, 615 N. 18th Street, Lafayette, IN
Contact: Sara Tyner, Insight Coordinator (765).423.5361, ext. 2359 or
Who needs this program?
Youth who are concerned about their own alcohol or drug use.
Students who have been caught using alcohol, marijuana, or other drugs on school grounds or at school-sponsored events.
Youth who have been apprehended by the police for using or possessing alcohol and/or other drugs.
Role of Parents
Parents are required to meet with the Insight Group Facilitator before their child can enroll in Insight. During this meeting, information about Insight will be provided to parents and an intake will be completed. Parents and guardians play an integral role in the Insight program. According to Jim Crowley, the founder of Insight, “the more parents help in the Insight process, the greater the chance that the program will succeed with participants."
Topics of Discussion
Harmful physical and mental effects of alcohol and drug use
Myths of getting high
Stages of use, abuse, and dependency
Warning signals of addiction and dependency
Feelings and defense mechanisms and the role they play in using
Refusal and resistance skills
Reduce the use of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs
Increase participants knowledge about the harm caused by alcohol, marijuana and other drug abuse
Reduce behavior problems
Move participants to the next stage of change according to the “Stages of Change" model by Prochaska and DiClemente
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