Youth Services, ReDirect Program
Teens deal with exposure to drugs and alcohol on a daily basis. While experimentation is not necessarily indicative of a serious problem, it can lead to regular use and severe consequences. At the SAC we believe that early intervention is critical in preventing the progression of your teen’s substance use.
Our assessment of your teen goes beyond an evaluation of his or her history of drug and alcohol use. We take a comprehensive look at the all factors that could possibly be contributing to the use of drugs and alcohol. During our initial consultation, we will assess academic performance, motivational stage, family dynamic, and the peer network. We also are aware that co-occurring disorders, such as depression, anxiety, self-injury, or eating disorders can play a role in drug use and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
Overview of Our Program
The SAC offers outpatient counseling for teens dealing with substance abuse issues. ReDirect is a 12 weeks program of weekly individual and groups sessions. We focus on getting teens to replace self-destructive behaviors with healthy coping mechanisms. By providing teens with the direction and guidance they need, they are able to realize their full potential and work on setting and accomplishing goals. We utilize clinically-based methods and exercises designed to promote self-confidence and self-esteem in adolescents. Through outpatient counseling, teens are given the tools they need to deal with stress and peer pressure, and learn how to face these challenges without the use of drugs or alcohol. Our counseling staff utilizes a variety of modalities such as, Cognitive Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Individual Counseling Sessions, Group Therapy and Multi-Family Group sessions, in order to help teens and their families.
Counseling adolescents for substance abuse takes a unique set of skills; our dedicated staff has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and is supervised by a licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional. We use our knowledge, experience and expertise to work with teens and their families.