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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms such as cough or difficulty breathing call your healthcare provider. For life threatening emergencies, dial 911. If you would like to be tested for coronavirus you can make an appointment through Riverside County Public Health by calling 8009456171 OR make an appointment online at www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus/testing 

If you are struggling with substance abuse or want to know more about medication assisted treatment, please email jon@theawarenessgroup.org or call 760.342.1233 and ask for Jon to find out how our FREE extra counseling can help.  Read more about it by clicking here. To learn about polysubstance use disorder, click here. Learn about Marijuana / Cannabis abuse by clicking here.

For other resources please visit our “Partners and Resources” page to find information by clicking here.

07/30/2020

Limited in person classes are being held at the Indio and Palm Springs offices, please call us if you would like to attend in person classes. We are continuing to see intakes in person AND via telehealth (Zoom). We are continuing our telehealth Intake, Transfer in, Group, Face to Face, and Education classes through the month of August. Thank you to everyone that has signed up for telehealth, we understand it may involve learning a new skill but we applaud your dedication to completing your classes.

If you are coming to the office for in person classes or an office appointment please wear a mask/face-cover and make payment online or with credit card or money order only. We are avoiding cash payments if possible. Please also bring your own pen to sign documents with. All in person classes are limited in size so staff and clients can observe physical distancing guidelines. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID19, ARE FEELING SYMPTOMS, OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD MEETS THE CRITERIA ABOVE.

To attend telehealth (online) classes you will need to return the remote client services form

Please register and pay for all classes at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. Payments can be made at https://www.theawarenessgroup.org/pay/

We recommend keeping track of your class registrations and attendance using a digital calendar (outlook, apple calendar, google, etc) or a physical calendar such as this one, this one, or this one. Write down the date and type of class you registered for, the date you paid, and the date the approval was received. If you have not received approval/denial and class is scheduled to begin in 24 hours or less please call the office.

If you need assistance joining a Zoom meeting please see this article. You can also call us to schedule an appointment for a zoom training, please ask to speak with Jon.

To join a test meeting to check your speakers, camera, and microphone please visit this page.

When it is time to join the meeting please use the link in your approval email or calendar reminder to join. Trying to join using the meeting ID and passcode will not work.

We recommend joining the meeting via laptop or tablet. If you must use your phone we recommend you have a stand of some sort–it is tiring to hold your phone for two hours. Some participants have a better audio experience using headphones with a built in microphone. Please make sure your device is plugged in or has enough battery life to last the entire session.

Available classes are listed below, all group and education classes are 2 hours in length:

Click to register for the Monday 9am GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Monday 4pm GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Monday 4pm GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Monday 7pm GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Monday 7pm GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Tuesday 5pm GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Tuesday 5pm GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Wednesday 10am GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Wednesday 10am GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Thursday 10am-12pm EDUCATION class for INDIO participants.

Click to register for the Thursday 10am-12pm EDUCATION class for PALM SPRINGS participants.

Click to register for the Thursday 5pm EDUCATION for INDIO participants.

Click to register for the Thursday 5pm EDUCATION for PALM SPRINGS participants.

Click to register for the Friday 10am GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Friday 10 am GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

All participants that need a PHASE II / RE-ENTRY Session can register for the Wednesday 5pm class here

Any participants that need FACE to FACE (Individual sessions) can register for the Tuesday 2:30pm-4pm session here, the Tuesday 4pm-6pm session here, or the Friday 12:30pm-2pm session here. Individuals will be seen first come first served. After registering and paying you will receive the meeting link. The counselor will allow one person into the meeting at a time from the waiting room. Do not be alarmed if you see a screen saying “the host will let you in shortly” this means you are waiting in line and will be seen in the order that you arrived.

If you still need self-help meeting attendance here are three alternatives to in person AA/NA meetings:

  1. Write a 2 paragraph paper on a news article related to DUI, alcohol, drugs, addiction, etc or a one page single spaced report on a documentary (film) pertaining to alcohol, drugs, and/or DUI effects on individuals, families and society. The news article + 1 paragraph report can take the place of 1 self-help meeting and the Documentary + 1 page report counts as 2 meetings. Completed writing assignments can be returned to info@theawarenessgroup.org. Please include a link to the article you are writing about.
  2. Register at stepchat.com where there are a variety of online 12 step meetings. You will need to make an account. After attending and participating in a meeting you must fill out the “Request Meeting Attendance Confirmation” form. Forward this confirmation to info@theawarenessgroup.org and we will enter your self-help meeting attendance. Click here for information on how to log on to stepchat and how to navigate to a meeting room. Click here for tips for chat meetings. Click here for answers to other frequently asked questions including how to get confirmation of meeting attendance.
  3. SMART Recovery meetings will be held via Zoom every Friday from 9am to 10am. The meeting ID is 968-0209-0771.Learn more about SMART Recovery here.

Class Registration Information. Please find your program below to find out which classes to register for. Click here for more information about the number of classes required for each program.

  • SB38 (Multiple offender program): Register for group one week, register for face to face the next week. Can attend 1 education per week as well until all 6 educations are complete.
  • SB1176 (Wet reckless): register for 1 education per week. Register for 1 face to face (exit interview) after all 6 educations are complete and you have submitted 3 self-help meetings.
  • AB541 (3 month first offender): register for 1 group OR 1 education per week. Register for 1 face to face when halfway through the program and another face to face when complete with all groups/educations/self-help meetings. CAN attend group/education + face to face the same week.
  • AB1353 (9 month first offender) register for 1 group OR 1 face to face OR 1 education per week. CANNOT attend group/education + face to face the same week.
  • AB762 (6 month first offender): register for 1 group OR 1 face to face OR 1 education per week. CANNOT attend group/education + face to face the same week.

We thank you for your patience and participation during this time. We look forward to helping you continue making progress toward regaining your driver’s license and achieving your other goals.

07/15/2020 Update

Limited in person classes are being held at the Indio and Palm Springs offices, please call us if you would like to attend in person classes. We are continuing to see intakes in person AND via telehealth (Zoom). We are continuing our telehealth Intake, Transfer in, Group, Face to Face, and Education classes through the month of July.

If you are coming to the office for in person classes or an office appointment please wear a mask/face-cover and make payment online or with credit card or money order only. We are avoiding cash payments if possible. Please also bring your own pen to sign documents with. All in person classes are limited in size so staff and clients can observe social distancing guidelines. PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID19, ARE FEELING SYMPTOMS, OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD MEETS THE CRITERIA ABOVE.

To attend telehealth (online) classes you will need to return the remote client services form

Please register and pay for all classes at least 72 hours (3 days) in advance. Payments can be made at https://www.theawarenessgroup.org/pay/

We recommend keeping track of your class registrations and attendance using a digital calendar (outlook, apple calendar, google, etc) or a physical calendar such as this one, this one, or this one.

If you have not received confirmation/denial 24 hours before the class is scheduled to begin please call us at (760)342-1233

If you need assistance joining a Zoom meeting please see this article.

To join a test meeting to check your speakers, camera, and microphone please visit this page.

When it is time to join the meeting please use the link in your approval email or calendar reminder to join. Trying to join using the meeting ID and passcode will not work.

We recommend joining the meeting via laptop or tablet. If you must use your phone we recommend you have a stand of some sort–it is tiring to hold your phone for two hours. Some participants have a better audio experience using headphones with a built in microphone. Please make sure your device is plugged in or has enough battery life to last the entire session.

Available classes are listed below, all group and education classes are 2 hours in length:

Click to register for the Monday 9am GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Monday 4pm GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Monday 4pm GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Monday 7pm GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Monday 7pm GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Tuesday 5pm GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Tuesday 5pm GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Wednesday 10am GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Wednesday 10am GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

Click to register for the Thursday 10am-12pm EDUCATION class for INDIO participants.

Click to register for the Thursday 10am-12pm EDUCATION class for PALM SPRINGS participants.

NEW! Starting Thursday, July 9th we will have a Thursday 5pm-7pm Education Class

Click to register for the Thursday 5pm EDUCATION for INDIO participants.

Click to register for the Thursday 5pm EDUCATION for PALM SPRINGS participants.

Click to register for the Friday 10am GROUP for INDIO participants

Click to register for the Friday 10 am GROUP for PALM SPRINGS participants

All participants that need a PHASE II / RE-ENTRY Session can register for the Wednesday 5pm class here

Any participants that need FACE to FACE (Individual sessions) can register for the Tuesday 2:30pm-4pm session here, the Tuesday 4pm-6pm session here, or the Friday 12:30pm-2pm session here. Individuals will be seen first come first served. After registering and paying you will receive the meeting link. The counselor will allow one person into the meeting at a time from the waiting room. Do not be alarmed if you see a screen saying “the host will let you in shortly” this means you are waiting in line and will be seen in the order that you arrived.

If you still need self-help meeting attendance here are three alternatives to in person AA/NA meetings:

  1. Write a 2 paragraph paper on a news article related to DUI, alcohol, drugs, addiction, etc or a one page single spaced report on a documentary (film) pertaining to alcohol, drugs, and/or DUI effects on individuals, families and society. The news article + 1 paragraph report can take the place of 1 self-help meeting and the Documentary + 1 page report counts as 2 meetings. Completed writing assignments can be returned to info@theawarenessgroup.org
  2. Register at stepchat.com where there are a variety of online 12 step meetings. You will need to make an account. After attending and participating in a meeting you must fill out the “Request Meeting Attendance Confirmation” form. Forward this confirmation to info@theawarenessgroup.org and we will enter your self-help meeting attendance. Click here for information on how to log on to stepchat and how to navigate to a meeting room. Click here for tips for chat meetings. Click here for answers to other frequently asked questions including how to get confirmation of meeting attendance.
  3. NEW!!!! SMART Recovery meetings will be held via Zoom every Friday from 9am to 10am. The meeting ID is 968-0209-0771.Learn more about SMART Recovery here.

Class Registration Information. Please find your program below to find out which classes to register for. Click here for more information about the number of classes required for each program.

  • SB38 (Multiple offender program): Register for group one week, register for face to face the next week. Can attend 1 education per week as well until all 6 educations are complete.
  • SB1176 (Wet reckless): register for 1 education per week. Register for 1 face to face (exit interview) after all 6 educations are complete and you have submitted 3 self-help meetings.
  • AB541 (3 month first offender): register for 1 group OR 1 education per week. Register for 1 face to face when halfway through the program and another face to face when complete with all groups/educations/self-help meetings. CAN attend group/education + face to face the same week.
  • AB1353 (9 month first offender) register for 1 group OR 1 face to face OR 1 education per week. CANNOT attend group/education + face to face the same week.
  • AB762 (6 month first offender): register for 1 group OR 1 face to face OR 1 education per week. CANNOT attend group/education + face to face the same week.

We thank you for your patience and participation during this time. We look forward to helping you continue making progress toward regaining your driver’s license and achieving your other goals.

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Telephone:
INDIO (760) 342.1233
PALM SPRINGS (760) 322.4554

Email:
info@theawarenessgroup.org

 

We will get through this together.