The DES Student

DES students have suffered at the very least a serious legal consequence due to their usage making them prime secondary prevention intervention targets.

A "typical" student is a first time offender charged with a first offense involving paraphernalia or misdemeanor drug possession. They are usually Probation or Judge referrals and pre-court referrals. Predominately a younger student, the need calls for a secondary prevention curriculum.

At this early stage of their usage, they need an education that not only gives them the "truth" about alcohol and other drugs, but also allows them a process to help assimilate this information into their own personal lives. The process gives the student an opportunity to develop a personal substance usage plan that will facilitate living a successful life.