If you are concerned that your adolescent may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, we’re here to help. What may seem like experimentation can actually be a serious problem. It's not just a phase they'll get through. You are doing the right thing today. You’re learning how to get help. That’s a great first step.
Most teens come to treatment as a result of problems at school, at home or in the community. Many struggle with mood or behavior disorders that influence their substance abuse as well. We have treatment services for teens ages 13 to 18. Families are involved throughout the treatment process.
All of our services for adolescents and families begin with a comprehensive substance abuse assessment. Often the parents don’t know if the problem is serious or if it is an expression of rebellion and independence or ineffective coping skills.
If treatment is needed, our adolescent counselor will recommend an individualized plan of action. We offer after-school outpatient treatment and weekly support group sessions. If a residential program is needed, a referral will be made.
Our staff works with other professionals and referral sources, including school counselors, social workers, therapists and probation officers in the treatment process.
We believe a commitment to abstinence from alcohol and drugs is critical to an adolescent’s recovery. In addition, the family is closely involved in treatment in order to have the most effective outcome.
Adolescents and parents learn about the disease concept of addiction, the continuum of substance abuse and dependency, relapse prevention and sober support system development.
Adolescent psychosocial development, parenting with limits and consequences, family communication and healthy coping skills development are also covered.
Many insurance plans cover outpatient substance abuse treatment for partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, and some plans cover low intensity outpatient treatment programs. We’ll help you determine what your plan covers. If necessary, we can set up a self-pay plan tailored to your ability to pay for treatment that is not covered.
Help is closer than you think. To learn more or to schedule an assessment, call us at one of the following Chicago area locations: