Barb & Mike (Mother & Son)
Adolescent Drug & Alcohol
Sometimes, adolescents develop problems related to alcohol or drug use. When this happens, Preferred Family Healthcare can help. We provide substance use treatment tailored to fit each adolescent's needs.
Preferred Family Healthcare provides a full continuum of care from residential and day treatment to intensive outpatient, outpatient, and aftercare.
Treatment in all programs may include:
Alcohol and drug education
Introduction to support groups, and life skills training
My counselor is awesome. She is non-judgmental and assists me to make positive life choices.
With admission into Preferred Family Healthcare each teen is assigned a therapist or counselor and a community support specialist. Our staff counsel teens one-on-one as well as in group
settings on topics such as: anger management, communication, relapse, prevention and family issues. They help educate teens about the negative effects of substance use and teach them the skills
needed to support a healthy lifestyle, free of alcohol and drugs.
Community Support Specialist
CSS (Community Support Specialist) workers serve as the liason to school, medical professionals, juvenile justice professionals and family agencies. CSS's also help adolescents learn life skills and access community resources for assistance
with education and health care. CSS's also address how to have sober "fun" and encourage healthy social activities including sports, games, and hobbies.
After any kind of substance use treatment most adolescents need continuing support. Preferred Family Healthcare offers this ongoing support through counseling and groups. Aftercare addresses issues such as structured independence, responsibility, healthy relationships and peer interaction. Alumni groups are also being developed to further assist in relapse prevention.