CHANGES COUNSELING  - Affordable Court-Approved Counseling Programs

PROGRAM POLICIES FOR DUI AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLASSES (Please read prior to attending your first session):
 
DUI program rules and procedures for Changes Counseling Center. 
WEEKLY ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY. GROUPS THAT ARE MISSED, MUST BE MADE UP.    
 
 MISSING 3 OR MORE WEEKS IN A ROW IS CONSIDERED A DEFAULT FROM THE PROGRAM, AND WILL BE REPORTED TO YOUR COURT.
 
CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO GROUP, MORE THAN 9 MINUTES AFTER THE START.    
 
PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF, AND PLEASE NO TEXTING DURING GROUP TIME.
 
CLIENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO GROUP IF UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MIND ALTERING SUBSTANCES, AND WILL BE REPORTED TO THEIR REFERRING AGENCY.
 
PAYMENT IS DUE AT THE TIME OF SERVICE. CLIENTS HAVING A BALANCE OF MORE THAN $50.00 WILL NOT BE ADMITTED INTO GROUP WITHOUT THEIR MINIMUM $20.00 PAYMENT. NO MORE THAN $50.00 CREDIT CAN BE EXTENDED TO CLIENTS. CLIENTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN LETTERS OF COMPLETION UNTIL ALL GROUPS ARE PAID FOR IN FULL.
 
CLIENTS MAY ATTEND ANY GROUP TIME, OR DAY, AS NEEDED BY YOUR SCHEDULE. SCHEDULE CHANGES DO NOT NEED TO BE PREARRANGED.
 
CLIENTS MUST TREAT FELLOW GROUP MEMBERS AND COUNSELORS WITH RESPECT, AND WILL BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT AND PROFESSIONALISM. 
 
COUNSELORS AND CLIENTS MUST RESPECT PRIVACY AND WILL NOT DISCUSS GROUP MATTERS OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICE.
 
THIS PROGRAM IS ABSTINENCE BASED, AND CLIENTS SHOULD REFRAIN FROM TAKING ANY MIND-ALTERING SUBSTANCES WHILE IN COUNSELING. THIS IS ALSO A MANDATE FROM YOUR COURT. ALL RELAPSES SHOULD BE DISCUSSED WITH YOUR COUNSELOR.
 
CLIENTS SHOULD FULLY COMPLY WITH ALL REQUIREMENTS ASSIGNED TO YOU BY YOUR PRESIDING JUDGE. IT IS THE CLIENTS' RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW WHAT IS MANDATED BY THE COURT.

**All clients are responsible for knowing and following these policies. If you have any questions, please discuss with your counselor. Failure to comply with some or all of these rules could lead to a discharge from the program.**