About this Service
Phoenix House adolescent programs provide treatment in a safe, supportive environment that gives youth and their families a chance to break free from substance abuse. Teaching adolescents how to regain control of their lives is the essence of Phoenix House’s adolescent treatment programs.
Our CARF-accredited outpatient services for teens include both intensive (nine-plus hours a week) and traditional (fewer than nine hours a week) options. Both provide individually tailored treatment plans that emphasize family education and encourage the development of community supports for continued success after discharge. Services include: comprehensive assessment; individual, group, and family counseling; psycho-educational therapy groups; case management; life-skills education; drug testing; and recreational activities that teach young people ways to have fun while sober. Clients take part in after-school sessions from one day to five days a week, enjoying ongoing engagement and positive activities with an appropriate support group.
Phoenix House substance abuse education and prevention programs bring research-based curricula into schools and other community sites to highlight the dangers of drug use, reinforce positive self-esteem, and empower youth to make positive choices. Drug and alcohol problems affect entire families, and recovery is a family process. At Phoenix House, family members are involved in all phases of the continuum of care, including: counseling and therapy; parent/family education seminars; and educational workshops.
Adolescent and family participate in individual assessment and evaluation to determine the need for treatment and the most appropriate level of care.
Once it is agreed that the adolescent will participate in treatment, intake is completed and type/location of treatment is agreed upon.
Together, adolescent and counselor develop a treatment plan including primary problems to be addressed, client goals, and methods for goal achievement.
A variety of services are delivered, including: individual, group and family counseling; relapse prevention; drug and alcohol education; and numerous other specialty programs.
Continuum of Care
Services depend on individual needs and are delivered along a continuum of care, with tapering participation as clients begin to take responsibility for their recovery.
Clients complete formal treatment and engage in a recovery plan that may include support groups, participation in recovery centers, and alumni group services.