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Adolescent Addiction Services

accordion-arrowCrisis and Detoxification Services

Each youth service agency provides its own crisis intervention services.

accordion-arrowAmbulatory (Outpatient) Detoxification

Ambulatory or Outpatient Detoxification may be an option for individuals with a supportive home environment. An appointment is made with a treatment counselor, medical staff, and a treatment readiness facilitator to discuss expectations, medication, and counseling. The treatment counselor will make a referral for treatment which commences when ambulatory detoxification begins, and will continue upon completion of ambulatory detox. If eligible, a physical exam and the first dosage of medication is scheduled. The individual needs to return daily to receive medications and counseling support for a period of 3 to 5 days. Parent/guardian consent and involvement is required if a minor.

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accordion-arrowIntake and Assessment

Each provider agency has an intake process where the individual receives a clinical evaluation and is prescribed a level of services based on assessment of the severity of the problem for which they have sought help.

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accordion-arrowIndividual Counseling

Individual Counseling services are targeted to the specific needs and issues presented by an individual. Services are individualized to address mutual treatment goals, usually involving behavior change, interpersonal relationships and how one views and understands situations.

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accordion-arrowGroup Counseling

Group Counseling involves a series of structured sessions in a group setting that work toward the attainment of mutually defined goals. Counseling is conducted with small groups of people addressing common issues. Groups can consist of psychoeducational, or teaching about addiction issues, skill development, which enhance skills needed prevent relapse and cognitive-behavioral, which rearrange patterns of thinking that lead to addiction, or support groups where members hold each other accountable by supporting constructive change and confronting obstacles.

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accordion-arrowCase Management

Case Management services are designed to provide advocacy, support, and community- based- interventions and activities to assist and support individuals and groups in gaining access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services essential to meeting basic human needs. Case management services may include interactions with other youth agencies/service providers, the legal system, family members, and / or other individuals important to the child or teen.

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accordion-arrowIntensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) services are indicated for individuals who require a more intensive, structured treatment to achieve an improved level of functioning. Program participants are required to attend at least eight hours per week. Generally, IOP services consist of a combination of clinical services, including individual and group counseling, and case management. The goal of treatment is the development of an understanding of the physical, emotional, social, and legal consequences of addiction behaviors and development of sufficient behavior change and relapse prevention skills to permit the transition to an aftercare component.

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accordion-arrowDrug Screening & Analysis

Toxicology Screening is the testing to detect the presence of alcohol and other drugs.

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accordion-arrowMedication Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. MAT for youth is available on a case-by-case basis using Suboxone or Vivitrol as an adjunct to treatment and participation in counseling is required.

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