Individual Counseling Services
Often we include counseling as part of treatment, because it gives the youth and their counselor an opportunity to works on issues impacting their lives that would not be appropriate to address in a group setting. This work looks at the more unique risk factors a youth presents with, such as a history of abuse, sexual identity issues, mental health issues, etc.
Since chemical dependency affects the entire family, we believe it is essential that families participate in their child’s treatment program. Often this comes in the form of attending the parent support group, but sometimes also involves family counseling. During family counseling, we address the impact of substance use on the family, communication styles and patters, conflict management and problem solving skills. All these sessions are designed to increase the functional level of the family that has been impacted by chemical dependency.
Back on Track
Back on Track is an early intervention/prevention group. During the course of this group youth work on “getting back on track.” This means different things for different youth, but typically revolves around improving academic performance, looking at their involvement in illegal activities and the thinking errors, peer influence, etc. that contribute to their illegal behaviors. They also learn and practice skills related to communication, problem solving, conflict management and substance use.
Youth Oriented Alcohol/Drug Information School
This educational class is eight hours and focuses on the psychological, sociological, physiological, and legal consequences of alcohol and drug use. The intent of the ADIS class is to promote healthy decision making, promote public safety, and reduce irresponsible practices caused by alcohol and drugs. This class meets Washington State DOL, DBHR, and mandated ADIS requirements. Cost associated with the program is $90. A sliding fee is available.