Circles of San Antonio consists of over 100 community stakeholders that partner to provide public awareness and activities to prevent underage alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, binge drinking among college students and adults, and initiatives to lower the rate of drunk driving vehicle accidents and fatalities.
Alcohol Drug Abuse Education Program (ADAEP) combines life skills education with alcohol, tobacco and drug education. It is designed to educate and change behavior of substance abusers and family members. Referrals are made by employers, Employee Assistance Programs, Child Protective Services as well as all levels of the Criminal Justice System. Self-referrals are welcomed. ADAEP is for adults 18 years and older. It is an open-ended, 12 session course and individuals may enter the program at any point during the cycles.
The Tobacco Awareness classes offered to resolve a ticket/charge for youth who are caught using alcohol or tobacco. The Minor in Possession of Alcohol and the Minor in Possession of Tobacco are both offered on a monthly basis at the Council to ensure that youth comply with this requirement by the court. The Tobacco Awareness course is an 8 hour course taught in a two week period. Offered by state-certified instructors and flexible evening classes to guarantee youth success. If this course is not completed their driver’s license will be suspended or the youth will not be allowed to obtain a license. Classes offered in Alcohol Awareness (MIP) for students that must attend all sessions in order to receive Certificate of Completion.
DWI Education - This course is a 12 hour course taught on the weekends. Dates and times vary.
Alamo Area Recovery Initiative (AARI) Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) - a local coordinated network of community based services and supports that are person-centered and build on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families and communities to achieve abstinence, improved health, wellness, and quality for those who are impacted by substance abuse and addiction. To create a foundation “systems of care” with resources to address full range of substance abuse problems within a community.
Project ADELANTE! will provide substance use, mental health, peer coaching, recidivism-related interventions, wrap-around, and comprehensive case-management services upon their release.
Professional training for continuing education, and 12 weeks of alcohol and drug education for individuals and family members affected by substance abuse.