Community Intervention Associates is a nonprofit organization that brings trained professionals together who have experience in substance abuse, violence toward…
Community Intervention Associates is a nonprofit organization that brings trained professionals together who have experience in substance abuse, violence towards children and families, and addiction recovery. The organization partners with local government and community leaders to strengthen ties between the local population and the county’s drug intervention services. They conduct seminars and workshops that educate families, schools, police officers, medical staff and other community members about the dangers of substance abuse, and how to prevent it. Family and community groups are also invited to participate in a series of focused educational events centered on family, children, and drug prevention initiatives. These activities are designed to provide information and support so that neighbors can work together to address the problem.
The Drug Abuse Treatment Center (DATC) is one example of a community intervention associate. DATC was founded in 1982 and is dedicated to providing high quality drug and alcohol rehabilitation, counseling, and treatment for all people in the Lehigh Valley area. A community interventionist is a member of DATC’s executive board and coordinates the community’s participation in DATC. Other community intervention associates include nurses, doctors and social workers.
DATC provides comprehensive treatment programs that focus on early detection and prevention. Its addiction recovery center offers residential treatment, outpatient treatment, medication treatment, life skills treatment, and emotional support programs. In addition, DATC provides educational and related programs to improve the quality of life for those who have substance abuse problems. These services help to ensure that families and individuals get the treatment they need and deserve. Through DATC, the Lehigh Valley remains one of the most dangerous places in the nation to live with substance abuse.