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Guiding Good Choices

Program Overview
A program by Channing Bete, Guiding Good Choices is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention program that gives parents the skills they need to ensure the future well-being of their children. This program is geared toward parents of children in grades 4-8 (ages 9-14).

This program is administered over five two-hour sessions and teaches parents of preteens and younger adolescents the skills they need to improve family communication and family bonding

In a four-year follow-up study, the Guiding Good Choices program was shown to:

  • Reduce current alcohol use by 40.6%
  • Significantly reduce the rates of initiation for marijuana and drunkenness.

Guiding Good Choices has been approved as a SAMHSA Evidence Based Model Program.

Matthew Neebe 
Director of Drug and Alcohol Counseling Services

161 E. Main St.
Smithtown, NY 11787 

Ph: (631) 360-7578
Fax: (631) 360-7687 

Monday - Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday Summer Hours
(July 1 - August 31)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm