OAKLAND FAMILY SERVICES ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM

Adolescent users differ from adults in many ways. Their drug and alcohol use often stems from different causes, and they have more trouble projecting the consequences of their use into the future. Their use of substances is often and opportunistic and involves binges.  They also are more likely to be experiencing co-occurring mental health issues. It is critical that the treatment services are appropriate to the adolescent’s cognitive, physiological and emotional stages of development.

The Oakland Family Services Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment program was developed to fill a need in the community. Research had shown a trend of increasing substance use and dependence in adolescents over the years while few treatment providers offered developmentally appropriate intensive treatment with a family component. Oakland Family Services strives to provide quality, individualized treatment to adolescents and their families in order to assist them
in obtaining and maintaining abstinence.

The Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment program follows the Best Practice Guidelines as established by the Alliance for Children and Families. These guidelines include individual and group therapy modalities, as well as focus on family therapy and family dynamics. Best practice guidelines also indicate the most effective model used for this treatment is cognitive behavioral therapy, Twelve Step and Motivational Interviewing; all of which are employed by the Oakland Family Services’ treatment staff.

 

Oakland Family Services has adopted other key elements to adolescent treatment services as indicated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse “Drug Strategies” and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. These elements include: assessment and treatment matching, comprehensive/integrated approach, family involvement in treatment, developmentally appropriate treatment, efforts to engage and retain teens in treatment, qualified staff, gender and cultural competence, continuing care and monitoring treatment outcomes.


WHAT SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SERVICES DOES OAKLAND FAMILY SERVICES OFFER FOR ADOLESCENTS

We offer individual and group therapy with a psycho-educational approach to help adolescents understand aspects of substance abuse and dependence. Our services are designed to meet the special needs of adolescents 12 – 18 years old and their families.

  • Adolescent Enhanced Outpatient
  • Adolescent Family Support
  • Adolescent Mood Management
  • Family Education
  • Teen Recovery I
  • Teen Recovery II


WHAT ABOUT OTHERS WHO ARE AFFECTED BY SUBSTANCE ABUSE?

Professional therapists at Oakland Family Services also offer help for persons affected by alcohol and drug abuse, such as family members and friends, who do not themselves use substances.


HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM?


If you would like more information about the Adolescent Substance Abuse program or would like to schedule an appointment, please call a customer service representative at the location nearest you or confidentially email your contact information to us and a customer service representative will contact you within one business day.