Substance Abuse Treatment

We match students with the appropriate service level after a formal screening and assessment.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient Services help increase the motivation to change. Treatment includes individual and group counseling sessions for one to five hours per week.

Outpatient Services should:

  • Improve understanding of the consequences of substance use.
  • Reduce the impact of those consequences.
  • Boost awareness of addiction.

If outpatient services do not meet a student’s needs, we may refer them to a higher level of care.

Intensive Outpatient Services

Intensive Outpatient Services helps youth address major issues and make permanent changes.

The length of treatment varies with the severity of illness. Treatment includes group counseling sessions for six or more hours per week, and individual counseling sessions at least monthly.

If a student needs a more intensive level of care, we will refer them to an inpatient facility.

Family Counseling

Substance use can affect the entire family. We help families identify and resolve behaviors that interfere with productive living. Each session lasts about one hour. A chemical dependency counselor determines if this service is appropriate, on a case-by-case basis.

Continuing Care

After a period of abstinence, Continuing Care helps students identify areas of risk and supports their recovery. We develop strategies to prevent a return to substance abuse and negative behavior.

Counselors admit students to this long-term group after evaluating their motivation for recovery. We continue to address the client’s ongoing issues and potential for relapse.