Marijuana and Alcohol Group For Intervention And Counseling – MAGIC

magic-logo1 Marijuana and Alcohol Group For Intervention And Counseling - MAGIC

If you think you have a problem... you do

If you think someone you know has a problem... they do

If you don't know where to get help... we do

One Day Workshop Outline

  • Segment 1: MET1—Motivation-Building Session 
  • Segment   2 : MET2— The Truth About POT 
  • Segment   3 CBT3—Marijuana Refusal Skills
  • Segment 4: CBT4—Enhancing the Social Support Network 
  • Session 5: CBT5—Planning for Emergencies and Coping with Relapse
  • Basic Cognitive skills:  Cognitive skills training helps program participants correct thoughts that can lead to criminal behavior and substance abuse.
  • Strengths Building:  Strengths building identifies and uses the assets that clients bring to the program to improve their chances for successful recovery.
  • Communication skills This type of intervention can improve interpersonal skills and increase assertiveness with key family members, significant others, and individuals at work
  • Anger Management:  These activities can help program participants recognize when they feel angry, identify some of the causes of their anger, and learn to use alternative problem solving techniques to help manage their anger.
  • Domestic Violence:  Short term strategies are developed to maintain personal safety for victims of domestic.
  • Problem Solving: These skills allow people to address and solve their own everyday problems in a rational manner by defining those problems and examining potential solutions

Recent research shows that a significant number of young adults are dependent on marijuana and experience negative consequences secondary to their use of marijuana.  Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit substance in the United States (Clark 2002; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 2003.

Surveys of people using marijuana who are not in treatment consistently show that a majority report impairment of memory, concentration, motivation, self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, health, employment, or finances related to their heavy marijuana use.

The MAGIC plan of action for program participants encompasses the “whole person” concept of healing while addressing those addicted to mood and mind altering substances inclusive of marijuana and other illicit drugs.  The goal of groups is to facilitate positive change in attitudes, behaviors, and lifestyle while building self esteem and self-efficacy for change.

The counselor driven groups are designed to make the program participants aware of the effects of drug use on critical life areas and to increase motivation for change.  Using motivational interviewing strategies, the counselor elicits and reinforces the  motivation for change.    The cognitive behavioral strategies, of groups focus on goal setting, and the skills to accomplish goals.  Each meeting will reinforce the program participant’s efforts to change, review goals and plan alternative strategies for behavior change.  Educational materials include the use of cognitive behavioral strategies for building motivation and maintaining treatment gains, promoting long term recovery.