Adolescent Substance Abuse Services are designed to meet the unique needs of children and adolescents using alcohol or drugs, or who are growing up in families with a substance abusing parent.
The agency’s Pathways Program helps young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who need intensive treatment for substance abuse and related problems. Family involvement is an integral part of the treatment model.
Treatment is provided in a progressive phases which utilizes education and individual, group, and family therapy. The Pathways Program is a structured method of reducing denial of substance abuse, promoting abstinence, and the resolution of interpersonal and family problems.
The program also focuses on school performance, leisure activities, and participation in positive peer groups. Individual, group and family therapy are also provided on a more individualized basis to children, adolescents, and their families for a variety of problems related to substance abuse.
The Pathways Program offers the following services:
- Multiple Group Meetings (each week)
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Drug and Alcohol Education and Counseling
- Constructive use of leisure time
- Social Skills Development
- Liaison with schools and juvenile court system
- Psychiatric Evaluation, as needed