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The Awareness Group, Inc. is a California corporation dedicated to the education and rehabilitation of persons whose lives are affected by alcohol and other drugs. Services are provided in an atmosphere of respect for the individuals, with professionalism and dignity at the core of the service.
Jeff Davied, The Awareness Group

Jeff Davied, Director of Operations – The Awareness Group

The Awareness Group is a DUI MAT Provider located in Indio, California. They have participated in the DUI MAT project since inception in May 2019.

Jeff Davied, Director of Operations says the most rewarding part of the project is, “knowing we are saving lives in the community, and hearing the success stories of those now in MAT treatment.”

Memo Simo and Willie Johnson, certified counselors assigned to the DUI MAT team, have embraced the mission of the project and regularly go the extra mile to ensure that clients are getting the information and assistance they need. Memo Simo manages a case load of four high risk participants, while Willie Johnson conducts the DAST prescreens and introduces the DUI MAT program during Telehealth sessions. These activities ensure that DUI MAT is fully integrated into the Awareness Group’s DUI Programs.

Mr. Davied has been active in project leadership as a member of the Best Practices Steering Committee in SOR 1 and SOR 2, and as a guest presenter at a project webinar. He attributes their success in the DUI MAT project to the strong collaboration with the CADTP team, DHCS partners, and Riverside University Health System Behavioral Health and other Riverside County Treatment Partners. He added, “It takes a diverse team to bring this kind of change and help to communities across California.”

The Awareness Group serves California’s Coachella Valley offering DUI Programs, Pre-Trial Drug Diversion, and drug and alcohol testing and assessments. Awareness Group was founded in 1974 by Howard and Marilyn Bibby, their daughter, Candace Bibby, carried on their legacy until she passed away in August of 2021. The current team at Awareness Group is honoring the Bibby family’s legacy by continuing to serve the community.  The Awareness Group’s main office is located at 45926 Oasis Street in Indio, CA with a second office at 431 S Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 202 in Palm Springs, CA. Learn more at their website: The Awareness Group.

DUI MAT and Fentanyl Awareness Posters onsite at the DUI Program.