AspenPointe's Teen Substance Use Program is available for teenagers who have substance use issues as well as co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness. We accept voluntary or involuntary (court-ordered, probation, DHS clients) referral. Clinicians can also initiate services with a medical prescriber as needed.
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Group Sessions
- Drug and Alcohol Screening
- Medically Aligned Services
The program is designed for youth 12-18 years old, and is available at multiple times and locations. Clients will attend one to six hours of weekly contact (group therapy, individual and family) for 16 weeks. Clients can enroll at any time during the course.
Course length, intensity, and duration of treatment are based on each client’s individual needs. Client, family and clinician will develop a treatment plan tailored to each individual. Clinicians will make recommendations regarding the next step after completion of the 16-week treatment program.
Teen Substance Use Education
Teen substance use education provides an opportunity for youth to learn prevention strategies to avoid using substances (alcohol, licit and illicit substances, marijuana, over-the-counter drugs, and nicotine). Curriculum will focus on providing education and tools to help teens with decision making along with recognizing risky behaviors associated with substances. The goal of each discussion is to help prevent and/or stop problem behaviors before they occur.
Participants will learn about:
- Self-efficacy and assertiveness
- Substances and overall wellness
- Supporting personal commitments against drug use
- Understanding peer relationships
- Impacts of substances on brain
- Use as it relates to age, gender, ethnicity, culture
- Decision making when others are using
- Drug-resistance skills
- Strengthening of anti-drug attitudes
- Social problem solving
- Strategies for risk reduction
- Early signs of risk
Behavioral interventions help adolescents to actively participate in their recovery from drug use and addiction, and enhance their ability to resist drug use.
~National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)
To enroll, call AspenPointe Contact Center at 572-6100.