Lifestyles Program Overview

Program Overview

Lifestyles is a brief family education and intervention program designed to educate high school students and parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding issues such as alcohol, other drugs and healthy family relationships. The program emphasizes wellness through improved communication patterns between student and his or her parent(s)/guardian(s).

Lifestyles consists of three, two-hour sessions. Each highly interactive session provides information, activities, worksheets, role play assignments and video presentations to help students understand concepts presented in the class. All sessions can be interchanged according to the availability of speakers and presenters.


Session One – Introduction & ATOD Education


  • Educate students and parents about current trends in substance abuse, including the effects of specific drugs on the body.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of adolescent substance abuse.
  • Examine the stages of drug use that may lead to addiction.

    Session Two – Teenage Choices and Legal Consequences


  • Discuss the legal consequence of alcohol, marijuana and other drug offenses committed by minors.
  • Recognize the importance of good decision-making skills and identify problem-solving techniques.

    Session Three – Building Communication Skills & Strengthening Family Relationships


  • Explore issues of peer pressure, communication skills, stress management, and healthy alternatives to substance abuse.
  • Increase parent’s knowledge of enabling behaviors.
  • Identify the benefits of building healthy support systems.