The drug and alcohol treatment program for adolescents focuses on individuals under the age of 17 who are engaged in substance use or abuse. Clients are offered a combination of individual, family, and specialized group counseling. Toxicology screens are also used as a treatment tool when deemed appropriate. We believe parents to be the most powerful influences in their children's lives, as a result parents of adolescents in the program are encouraged to attend specialized groups as well which are focused on parenting skills, education, and support. Often adolescents who are involved in substance abuse may also be in need of secondary services due to other at-risk behaviors and sometimes legal involvement. Additional services for at-risk youth (including case management, anger management, etc.) are also available in agency programs.
Targets adolescents at the beginning of treatment in discussing the issues surrounding substance abuse and the greater effects of that behavior. Group members are required to attend a minimum of 12 weeks and complete 6 of 12 tasks before termination.
Support and Recovery Group
For those who have completed the psycho-educational group and may need continued monitoring for possible relapse, this group discusses motivational building, goal setting, refusal skills through role play, planning for high risk situations, and helps clients develop a positive support network and long term relapse prevention plan.
Parent Support Group*
This group meets weekly, providing support and active parenting techniques for parents who have adolescents in the program or who have adolescents that are struggling with substance abuse but are not connected with the agency.
*Parents with adolescents in this treatment program are also encouraged to attend the Active Parenting Program.