Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Outpatient Program

These unique programs care for adolescents with a dual diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders. Patients receive integrated care for both issues concurrently. We provide services for a diverse population through quality and culturally-sensitive programming.

We serve adolescents ages 12 to 19, who do not require 24-hour observation and intervention in order to remain safe in the community and have mental health and substance use concerns.

Assessment
Having an assessment is an important first step in making a correct diagnosis and determining the best way to care for each patient.  Family members also participate in the assessment process in order to get the most accurate information possible.  

Our Programs

Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Intensive Outpatient Treatment includes four hours of group therapy and two hours of academic instruction every week day. Therapy includes learning coping strategies, communication skills, cognitive behavioral strategies, dialectical behavioral skills, relapse prevention, psychoeducation, and other individualized care as needed. Patients also have individual counseling, and they and their loved ones participate in weekly family therapy sessions. Patients see our onsite psychiatric provider for medication management. 

Medium Intensity Treatment
Medium Intensity Treatment includes two hours of group therapy three days per week after school. Therapy includes learning coping strategies, communication skills, cognitive behavioral strategies, dialectical behavioral skills, relapse prevention, psychoeducation, and other individualized care as needed. Patients also have individual counseling on a weekly basis and see our onsite psychiatric provider for medication management.  Patients in this program are enrolled in and attending school in the community.

Continuing Care

Our Continuing Care program is for patients who have completed a primary treatment program and helps them maintain the new behaviors learned in treatment. This structured program may include family, individual and group counseling. 

Family Involvement

Family involvement is a central component of our program.  Family members are asked to participate in the assessment and treatment process and provide patients with the support they need to improve their mental health and recognize the harmful role chemical use has played in their lives. We encourage open communication throughout the treatment process and help families learn how to effectively support their child.  

Our Care Team
Our multidisciplinary team may include:

  • Chaplains
  • Clinical site supervisors
  • Directors
  • Licensed alcohol and drug counselors
  • Licensed psychotherapists
  • Managers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Psychiatric associates
  • Psychiatrists
  • Registered nurses
  • Rehabilitative therapist