Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programs
We offer Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for substance abusing teens and adolescents
Adolescent Substance Abuse
The Family Counseling Center for Recovery offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for substance abusing adolescents who may meet criteria for chemical dependence. Adolescents who do not require intensive treatment may be referred to our early intervention group. Individual and family therapy do not always provide the structure and intensity that is often required to help families when a teen is struggling with active use. This program is designed to provide a safe environment for young people to identify risk factors for addiction and begin to repair the damage caused by substance abuse. It is generally recognized that young people have different physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues than adults. Chemically dependent adolescents face difficult challenges as they enter recovery and can benefit from a safe place to explore those areas with professionals who understand their special concerns.
PHASE I – meets Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. This phase lasts eight weeks or until the basic assignments are completed. Mondays are the multi-family group time. This phase focuses on helping patients achieve abstinence, increasing knowledge about addiction and recovery and decreasing tension within the family so that open and honest communication can begin..
PHASE II – meets Tuesdays at 4:00 PM. This phase lasts approximately twelve weeks. The specific focus is on helping clients develop the social and emotional skills necessary to maintain abstinence while also learning how to enjoy their lives without the use of chemicals. We will work with clients to learn the skills that will help them confront and resolve the issues that may have contributed to the development of their chemical dependency.
This FCCR program combines multi-family group therapy with individual and family therapy. Since addiction is a disease that affects the entire family, solid recovery must also involve the whole family, therefore family involvement is required for admission to this program. Family members participate in groups with their children as well as group therapy sessions of their own.
- Initial assessments and evaluations
- Education and intervention services
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Multi-family group therapy
- Intensive outpatient groups (meets three days per week)
- Ongoing drug screens to monitor abstinence
- Adolescent psychiatrist on staff
- After-care groups for individuals returning from inpatient treatment
- Consultations with schools, courts and referring providers
Initial Evaluation and Assessment
The treatment process begins with an initial assessment that involves all significant family members. This process requires drug screens from the adolescent. Ongoing drug screens are a required part of the treatment process. Based upon the results of the assessment, treatment recommendations are made to the patient and his or her family. The FCCR staff also works closely with inpatient treatment programs for patients who may require a higher level of care. Outpatient medical detoxification is available when required.
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