Teen Treatment Programs
Our programs for teens are designed to help young people (13 to 18 years of age) recognize problems with dependency on alcohol and other drugs, and make constructive changes to achieve sobriety in an outpatient setting.
Our approach in our treatment programs is comprehensive as we realize that problems typically result in strained relationships with parents and siblings, a deterioration of academic performance, altered peer relations and occasionally, legal issues.
We know that many young people come to a treatment program with psychiatric issues that may complicate the substance abuse, such as depression, anxiety, or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorders. All treatment plans are based on a thorough assessment by our clinical staff. Our medical directors are an integral part of the treatment program and are board-certified psychiatrists, who provide psychiatric evaluation and treatment as indicated.
We believe that a commitment to abstinence from alcohol and all other drugs is central to teens returning to a healthy way of living. Group therapy is our primary mode of treatment. Family and individual therapy sessions are also integral to helping young people remain abstinent.
Our treatment philosophy has deep roots in the 12-step model of recovery. We direct our patients to attend 12-step meetings and work with community volunteers. This approach has been shown by research and experience to be the most effective way of treating substance abuse.
Collaboration with other helping professionals, such as school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychiatrists and primary care physicians is part of our basic approach. We work closely with these referral sources that direct young people and their families to our programs.
- Education about the disease process of chemical dependency
- Examination of the negative consequences associated with drug use
- Identification and development of healthy lifestyle options to replace the people, places and things associated with using
- Development of a new healthy support network by involvement in 12-step recovery
- Development of improved family communication and responsibility
Our substance abuse assessments are conducted by certified alcohol/drug counselors. Information from parents, school staff members and other professionals is combined with a teen interview to form focused recommendations for treatment.
Teens requiring a higher level of care are referred to residential treatment providers with whom Resurrection Behavioral Health - Addiction Services has an established relationship.
Sessions for the intensive outpatient program (IOP) are held after school (late afternoon) or early evening for 4 days per week for 3-to-4 hours per session.
First Step: Schedule an Assessment
An individual assessment is the first step to getting help. This assessment will include a comprehensive review of the chemical-use history, pattern and its effects on the individual's health and functioning. The assessment is done by a certified addiction counselor and includes a physician consultation if needed. The assessment will include a recommendation for treatment.
Teen Treatment Programs
|Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) - These programs meet after school (late afternoon or early evening) four times per week for three hours.|
|Teen Intervention Program (TIP) - Meets once a week for 2-hour sessions and is designed to help adolescents in the early stages of drug and alcohol use.|
Available at the following locations: