SAGE – Substance Abuse Group Education

The SAGE (Substance Abuse Group Education) Program is a five week educational curriculum on substance abuse. This is a program that might be right for those who have experienced negative repercussions from substance use that may or may not have involved legal interaction. Patients must have a referral and need to attend all five sessions which cover:

  1. Disease model
  2. Alcohol
  3. Marijuana
  4. Amphetamines/Cocaine
  5. Opiates/Benzos

A urine analysis (UA) will be taken from the patient at the beginning of the first and last class. Patients whose UA is not clean will be allowed to start the program, however, successful completion of the program requires the UA taken at the last class be free of all substances in order to be discharged from the program. Please contact UCS at 515-280-3860 or to find out when the next SAGE session begins.

  • Patients are required to arrive at least 30 minutes early for the first and last class so that all UA's can be taken prior to class. 
  • When attending the first class patients will sign an information/release paper that will allow UCS to send the discharge summary to the proper authorities (Referral Source, Probation Officer, DHS, etc.)
  • The cost of SAGE is $125.






    Locations where these services are available

    Des Moines


    UCS Healthcare
    4908 Franklin Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50310
    United States

    Location Hours
    Sunday: Closed
    Monday - Thursday: 6:00 am-7:30 pm
    Friday: 6:00 am-5:00 pm
    Saturday: 6:00 am-2:00 pm
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