Insight Program

Digging deeper to support at-risk students.

McCall offers the Insight Program to area schools, which is a substance use group designed to provide prevention and early intervention for youth identified as at-risk to use illicit substances. The program can be modified to fit the needs of individual schools. 

Each course may last anywhere from 10 weeks to a full school year and covers topics including: 

  • Drug and alcohol use prevention: Developing resistance skills, identifying peer influence, learning coping skills and developing healthy self-esteem.
  • Impact of substances on regions of the brain: See the direct impact of substance use on a developing brain.
  • Perception of harm: Understanding the real dangers of substance use.
  • Factors that influence our decisions: What are the underlying factors in our lives that drive our behaviors and influence our decision making?
  • Alcohol: The signs and symptoms of alcohol poisoning, binge drinking, and alcoholism.
  • Families: What is a healthy family?  Coping skills, resources, and the impact addiction has on a family.
  • Marijuana: What are the facts vs. myths regarding marijuana?  What are the long and short-term effects of smoking on the body and mind?
  • Media influence: How do we decide what’s acceptable/cool/unacceptable?  What role does the media play in our decision making?  How do we discern truth?
  • Stages of addiction: What happens along the way? Who is susceptible to addiction? What are the signs that someone is in trouble and what can you (and they) do about it?
  • Tobacco: Explore the dangers of cigarette and cigar smoking as well as chewing tobacco including short and long-term effects on the body.  We will also discuss the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping.
  • Other drugs: Depending on the needs of participants, other drugs can be covered including prescription medication use, ecstasy and other club drugs, heroin, cocaine, LSD, PCP, and other hallucinogens.

For more information

call 860.496.2100 to learn more.