IN LIGHT OF THE COVID 19 IMPACT AND AREA-WIDE "STAY-AT-HOME" ORDER, CLASSES IN THE OLATHE OFFICE WILL TAKE NO MORE THAN NINE ATTENDEES PER DATE. (See below) EDUCATION PROGRAMS AT CHOICES' LAWRENCE OFFICE ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE RETURN TO THIS WEBSITE FROM TIME TO TIME FOR UPDATES REGARDING THE DATES AND TIMES OF RESCHEDULED CLASSES.
All attendees will be required to wash their hands before entering Choices.
All attendees will be placed at least six feet apart in the classroom area.
All surfaces that might encounter client contact will be disinfected multiple times throughout the day.
Please dress appropriately and perhaps bring a jacket.
Any attendee with any sign of illness will be rescheduled to a later date.
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405 S. Clairborne Rd., Ste 4, Olathe, KS
On the east side of I-35, 4 blocks south of Santa Fe, on the right side of the street as you drive south
*--8-hr class (of nine attendees)- Saturday, April 4th, 2020 10am-6pm (FULL)
*--8-hr class (of nine attendees)- Saturday April 11th, 2020 10am-6pm; (FULL)
*--8-hr class (of nine attendees)- Saturday April 18th, 2020 10am-6pm (FULL)
*--12-hr class (of nine attendees), Saturday April 18th, 2020 10am-6pm and (FULL)
Sunday April 19th, 2020 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm
*--8-hr class (of nine attendees)- Saturday May 2nd, 2020 10am-6pm (FULL)
*--8-hr class (of nine attendees)- Saturday May 16th, 2020 10am-6pm
*We very much hope to return to our normal class schedule beginning June 6th, 2020...
PLEASE CHECK BACK EVERY FEW DAYS FOR UPDATES/RESCHEDULING ANNOUNCEMENTS.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
Lawrence Location: (All dates are Saturdays)
*Bring quarters for the meters if you plan to park downtown*
Parking garage, between 9th and 10th, on New Hampshire, is free on upper level, and other levels $1 for the day.
Enter by the glass door to the left of Chipoltle; enter the elevator on the left, hit "B", and Choices is the first door on the left as you step off the elevator.
**THE 8-HR AND 12-HR SUBSTANCE ABUSE EDUCATION CLASSES IN OUR LAWRENCE OFFICE ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL AT LEAST JUNE 20, 2020.** PLEASE CHECK BACK EVERY FEW DAYS FOR UPDATES AND RESCHEDULING NOTICES.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
**All classes are facilitated by a licensed addiction counselor.
**Each class attendee will be provided with documentation of their participation in the class at the conclusion of the program. It is each attendee's responsibility to share this documentation with their probation/diversion officer/monitor or associated Court system.
Eight-Hour Adult Substance Abuse Education Class
(Formerly referred to by the State of Kansas as the Alcohol and Drug Information School)
Choices offers this program generally the first Saturday of each month at our Olathe office and generally the third Saturday of the month at our Lawrence office.
This is a casual, non-judgmental, dialogue-based program, designed to inform and support the client in their efforts to satisfy Court mandates as well as make safer decisions in the future. A licensed addiction counselor discusses with the class attendees what will be needed to successfully comply with diversion/probation terms, while increasing the participants' understanding of Kansas substance-related laws, developing an awareness of an individual's risks in substance use/abuse, recognizing the influences for use in our society, and developing the tools needed for an individual to protect themselves physically, emotionally, socially, and legally from chemical abuse. At both locations the education program begins at 10:00am and finishes at 6:00pm. The cost of the class is $85 (no checks or American Express please), payable on the class date. The Lawrence location accepts only cash and money order. Please call (913) 390-0100 to schedule attendance.
Twelve-hour Adult Substance Abuse Education Class
(Formerly referred to as the Level II Alcohol and Drug Information School)
The participant in the twelve-hour class will attend a full eight-hour Saturday class and another four-hour class, as indicated above.
This program delves deeper into the consequences of family dynamics, the brain's functioning regarding substance use and abuse, the emotional connection between the individual and substance abuse, and increases recognition regarding how our social and physical dynamics can affect our decisions to participate in alcohol and drug use. The cost of the twelve-hour class is $145 (no checks or American Express please); the participant is welcome to divide payments between the two class dates. Again, please contact (913) 390-0100 for details and to schedule attendance. **The Lawrence office does not take credit or debit; please bring cash or money order, or call the Choices office during business hours if you wish to pre-pay by card over the telephone.
Please call Choices at (913) 390-0100 to save your seat.