The first module of the program introduces justice-involved clients to the treatment process. They're encouraged to consider why they chose to participate in a treatment program, what success looks like, and how to turn their lives around. Workbooks include Quick Review exercises to reinforce lessons, Reflection exercises that bridge content with real-life experience, and Thinking Reports to ensure treatment methods are part of ongoing aftercare.
Updated and Revised: The best-selling curriculum has been updated and revised to present seven core topics in a positive, easy-to-understand way. New exercises include Quick Reviews and personal reflections to encourage behavior change.
Easy to Understand: A New Direction uses a strengths-based instructional approach with inclusive language and grade 6 readability.
Flexible and Customizable: Build the treatment plan that meets your clients' specific needs. Implement the full collection of seven workbooks, companion videos, and the Facilitator Guide, or choose the modules that will most benefit each of your clients.
Evidence Based: Participating in a substance use disorder treatment program significantly reduces recidivism in justice-involved clients, according to a study by the Minnesota Department of Corrections.