Genesis Chemical Dependency Program

The Genesis Chemical Dependency Program is designed to treat individuals with alcohol and drug abuse problems that affect their physical, psychological, social and occupational functioning.  Additionally, the program is designed to meet the needs of a variety of special populations, i.e., individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, and enable them to lead productive and chemical-free lives.

Generally, the program operates in two phases over a one-year period: an intensive phase, 3 times per week for at least 4 months; and a maintenance phase, 1 time per week for at least 8 months.  One-on-one counseling is provided on an out-patient basis, along with experiential groups, family education and support. Each client receives an assessment and an Individual Recovery Plan is designed specifically for their needs.

Daytime and evening counseling sessions are offered throughout Kern County.Transportation is provided when necessary.

VENDOR # P16043 Service Code 103


Teen Reach Out Against Drugs - Teen ROAD

The Teen ROAD program is a comprehensive drug and alcohol prevention, education, and awareness program for intellectually/developmentally disabled youth ages 12-22. Participants build lasting friendships throughout their formative years. A fun approach is used to teach decision making, refusal skills, and self-esteem building skills. The dangers of using alcohol and other drugs of abuse are explored. We also teach the value of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the importance of supporting our community.

Year-round classes are available. Transportation is provided.


For more information, call 661/325-5005.


Legal Education Advocation and Preparation - LEAP

The LEAP program is an educational court competency program.  It addresses the needs of adult or adolescent individuals who are incompetent to understand charges or stand trial for crimes they are alleged to have committed.


BAKERSFIELD (661) 325-4004        FRESNO (559) 352-4686


Individual Development Education and Awareness Program - IDEA

The Individual Development Education and Awareness (IDEA) Program is an abstinence-based sex education program designed to educate adolescents and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities who need greater insight into making decisions about sexual activity.  Classes utilize special educational strategies and focus on risk factors and decision making skills as they relate to sexual intimacy.  Different levels of education are offered based on age, gender, and the experiences of each participant.

Proactive interventions that focus on decision making, refusal skills, and appropriate boundaries, are taught in individual and group settings utilizing video computer media and role-playing.

Lessons are taught over a 12-week period. Weekly classes are gender, age, and experience sensitive.


For more information, call 661/325-5005.

Anger Control and Education - ACE

The Anger Control and Education (ACE) Program provides anger management classes for adults with a variety of disabilities.  Special educational strategies such as intervention and coping skills are taught through role playing, individual and group education, and video education.

ACE lessons are taught over a 26-week period. Classes are offered four times per year, and as warranted by demand. Students may enroll at any time. They may also repeat the program as many times as necessary to ensure comprehension and to satisfy all court requirements, orders, and purchase of services.


Service Code 102. For more information, call 661/325-3003.


What are the signs of Chemical Dependency?

  • Did you ever wake up on the "morning after" and discover that you could not remember part of the evening before?
  • Are there certain occasions when you feel uncomfortable if alcohol or drugs are not available?
  • Do you sometimes feel guilty about your drinking or using?
  • Do you continue drinking or using despite legal, marital or emotional problems in your life?
  • Do you often find that you want to continue drinking or using after your friends say they have had enough?
  • Have you tried switching brands or following different plans to control your drinking or using?
  • Do you hide or sneak alcohol or drugs to avoid confrontation by others?
  • Do you sometimes feel very depressed and wonder whether life is worth living?

Answering "yes" to any of these questions may indicate a dependency on alcohol or drugs.