Adolescent Residential Services
Phoenix House provides a variety of residential services for young people. Among them is our Phoenix House Academies for youth. The Academies offer intensive substance abuse and mental health services with high school academic programs in CARF-accredited facilities.
In all our adolescent residential facilities, we deliver individualized programs for adolescents struggling with co-occurring substance use and/or mental health problems to build the skills needed to succeed during and after treatment and modify high-risk behaviors. Staff members promote an age-appropriate sense of personal responsibility and accountability, conveying empathy and support and helping each teen recognize his or her own unique capabilities and potential.
Services include evaluation and assessment; case management; individual and group counseling; academic education; recreation; family counseling; and aftercare referrals. Academies may also provide medical, dental, and psychiatric evaluation and treatment; GED testing; and pre-vocational activities. Cultural, and recreational offerings at various Phoenix House Academies include yoga, karate, and meditation classes; opportunities to work with horticultural experts; or even write and record music in a professional on-site music studio. All Phoenix House adolescent residential services have in common the presence of a dedicated, passionate staff, who thrive on the opportunity to help young people get their lives back on track.
Family members are involved in all phases of our continuum of care, including counseling and therapy; parent/family education seminars; and educational workshops.
The Phoenix House Academy model is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
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, with tapering participation as clients begin to take responsibility for their recovery. Upon completion of goals identified for residential treatment, the client “steps-down” to outpatient care.
Clients complete formal treatment and engage in a recovery plan that may include support groups, participation in recovery centers, and alumni group services.