The Shields for Families Project was created by South Avalon Los Angeles, a drug and alcohol rehab clinic. This is a six month program that will help individuals and families to deal with issues surrounding drug abuse and alcoholism. This service is provided free of charge and is focused on helping people to overcome the life-threatening dangers that are associated with substance abuse and alcoholism. As part of this process an individual will take part in the following activities.
The first activity, which will be handled at the South Avalon Los Angeles CA drug addiction treatment center is called the “NABC”. This acronym stands for the National Association of Drug Addiction counselors and is usually done by the county health department. This certification is needed for therapists to administer drug detox at the drug rehab clinic. After completing this course an individual can work as a counselor or therapist in any substance abuse treatment program in the county. Once this certification is acquired, it will also be required to participate in local continuing education courses on a yearly basis.
The second activity, which will be handled at the Shields for Families Project is called the “Family Violence Prevention and Intervention Seminar”. This is a three hour seminar, which is designed to give families and individuals the tools they need to prevent and recognize family violence. It also gives those in recovery the ability to identify and respond to potentially violent situations and give them techniques for diffusing difficult situations. The idea behind this seminar is to give those in recovery the tools they need to become alcohol and drug intervention professionals and provide support to family members suffering from substance abuse. If a family member is struggling with substance abuse, it is important that they seek help as soon as possible.