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Youth Services

We provide treatment services for adoloescents and young adults struggling with substance use disorders. While every patient is unique, youth generally require more intensive treatment and greater external support.

Intake & Assessment

After an initial screening, clients are scheduled for an assessment appointment, during which a full ASAM assessment is conducted. The ASAM assessment looks at 6 unique dimensions of different life areas and helps determine the proper level of care for a patient. Based on the results of this assessment, an initial treatment plan is created that is customized for the patient’s unique needs.

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Treatment

Youth treatment services are led by specially trained staff, and occur in a setting that is separate from adult patients.

Qualified Agency

We are a qualified adolescent/youth outpatient treatment center and can accept referrals from agencies that do not provide the appropriate level of care for adolescent patients.

Comprehensive Approach

In determining treatment, we perform a comprehensive ASAM assessment and consider all of the aspects of the adolescent’s life which may affect recovery.

Frequently asked questions

Yes. We partner with many local agencies and accept referrals. Contact us for more information.

Yes, we offer case management services for youth and adolescent patients as well as adults.

Yes, adolescent patients and youth patients require different considerations when creating a treatment plan.

We do not offer MAT treatment in house, but we can refer patients to facilities that provide this service.

Anyone with MediCal can qualify for our treatment. If you do not currently have MediCal, we can help you apply or find other resources that will make you eligible for treatment. We make an effort to not turn away anyone.

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Services Offered

We offer a variety of services to help youth and adolescents who are suffering from substance abuse disorders. 

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Group Counseling

Group Counseling sessions are designed to support discussion among patients, with guidance from the facilitator to support understanding and encourage participation, on psychosocial issues related to substance use.

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Family Therapy

Family Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves both patients and their family members and uses specific techniques and evidence-based approaches (e.g. family systems theory, structural therapy, etc.) to improve the psychosocial impact of substance use and the dynamics of a social/family unit. 

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Patient Education

Patient Education sessions teach participants and encourage discussion among patients on research-based educational topics such as addiction, treatment, recovery, and associated health consequences with the goal of minimizing the harms of substance use disorders, lowering the risk of overdose and dependence, and minimizing adverse consequences related to substance use.

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Individual Counseling

Individual Counseling incorporates Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. These sessions support direct communication and dialogue between the staff and patient and focus on psychosocial issues related to substance use and goals outlined in the patient’s individualized Treatment Plan.

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Alcohol & Drug Testing

We view this as a useful tool to monitor engagement and provide an objective measure of treatment effectiveness and progress to inform treatment decisions. 

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