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Dr. Alexis Saccoman served as the Alternatives for Youth's (AFY) Program Director from 2013 - 2017. Dr. Alexis played a pivotal role in AFY's current success, and he is the author of 6-week AFY iTHRIVE program. AFY iTHRIVE, which is our flagship program, is an early intervention program for teens struggling with drugs and alcohol and offers support for their parents as well. Dr. Alexis not only served as the AFY's Program Director, he was a major advocate of recovery movement and change agent in CO. All of us at AFY are grateful for making a difference for so many teens and families through his work. Alternative for Youth (AFY) is privileged to have known him, and we are pleased to name the AFY's community training program as the Dr. Alexis Saccoman Training Institute in honor of his legacy, work, and commitment. 

List of Trainings:

1. Naloxone Training

  • Date: First week (Fri/Sat) of September, 2018 (Exact Date will be released soon)
  • Cost: Free to lay bystanders/families // $20 per person for all others ($15 for group of 5 or more)
  • Class level: General Audience/Community (No prior clinical/medical/mental health training needed - intended for lay bystanders, families, first responders, community organizations, and local businesses)
  • Certification: Graduates of the program issued certificate of completion
  • Additional Info: Narcan is the brand name for naloxone, an opioid antagonist medication used to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. When somebody overdoses on an opioid drug like heroin or prescription painkillers, the drug depresses the respiratory and central nervous systems, disrupting breathing and potentially leading to death. Naloxon blocks or reverses the effects of opioid medication, including extreme drowsiness, slowed breathing, or loss of consciousness. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Naloxone is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation. 

If you are interested in learning more about this training or want to schedule a private training at your organization, please call our office at 303-776-8184 or email us at


2. Mental health first aid (more info to follow)


3. Resource tools for parents workshop (more info to follow)