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Adolescent Addiction Services

Adolescents in Summit County can receive treatment for substance use disorder that focuses on keeping families together and providing care that enables the child to understand treatment and recovery.

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-arrowIntensive Home Based Therapy

Intensive Home Based Therapy is a coordinated program for Summit County youth which can include Intensive Home-Based Services and Co-Occurring Home-Based Treatment for co-occurring problems with substance use disorder and emotional health. The program provides tailored counseling, community support services and crisis assistance to children and families experiencing a level of mental illness related distress that makes family disruption or placement of a child outside the home an imminent possibility. Immediate access to service at all times and multiple contacts per week are important aspects of this level of care.

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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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