Substance Abuse Intervention Diversion Program (SAID)
What is SAID?
The Substance Abuse Intervention Diversion Program (SAID) is strategy that focuses on the delivery of services to a target audience with the intent of influencing attitude and/or behavior. It involves the two-way communication by the fact that interaction between the counselor/educator and the participants is the basis of all activities in the program. Activities influence critical life and social skills including decision making, refusal skills, critical analysis and systematic judgment abilities. This type of intervention is defined as a local program. It is one that is developed within the community, by treatment professionals and court personnel. It is based on prevention theory and practice and has provisions that measure and document some evidence of success.
SAID’s Target Population
The target audience does not include individuals already diagnosed with addiction.
The target population is adults, 18 and over, who already are using a substance. This is defined as adults who may have used or experimented with alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs, including adults charged with driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or being in possession, social or casual users of illicit substances, and adults who smoke tobacco or consume alcoholic beverages but who are not yet in need of treatment services. (ibidem)
This program is conducted by the Alcohol & Addiction Program (AAP), Tuscarawas County Health Department. In addition to being certified as an Alcohol & Drug Addiction Program, the AAP is a certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services as a Prevention Program in both Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties.
SAID is held at…
The program is held at the Tuscarawas County Health Department, 897 East Iron Avenue, Dover, OH 44622. Participants should park and enter in the front of the building. It is held one time per month and is 7 hours in length. There are 20 slots available each month and the cost is $50. Check in is 10:00 am to 10:30 am. Education begins at 10:30 am and is complete at 5:00 pm. Participants have a 30 minute lunch break from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm. There are several restaurants a short drive away.
How do I sign-up?
After a referral by the court, a participant can call 330-343-5555 to register. Staff extensions are 187 and 182. Or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.