All ProgramsFocus on Consequences

Clients completing Focus on Consequences:

  • Realize that any use of alcohol or other drugs entails a degree of risk, and that the level of risk escalates drastically with the level and frequency of consumption
  • Realize the effects are not only on the individual but has impact on others: spouses/significant others; parents/children; peers; employers; society at large
  • Demonstrate some internalization of the knowledge that the behavior which caused them trouble was a predictable consequence of their behavior

"Interventions are useful in addressing lifestyle modifications help the [client] move along the stages of change...from being uninterested, unaware or unwilling to make a change, to considering a change, to deciding and preparing to make a change." -

G. Zimmerman et al., Wright State University School of Medicine, citing the DiClemente-Prochaska model