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Substance Abuse Treatment

Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital provides dual diagnosis treatment for adolescents who struggle with substance abuse in addition to mental health problems. We offer this treatment through our Trust Program: Teenage Recovery, Understanding Sobriety through Treatment.

Many patients who struggle with substance or poly-substance dependency are also dealing with mental health issues such as depression or anxiety. After a thorough evaluation, the psychiatrist will determine the appropriate treatment approach for each teen.

When a teenager develops a pattern of repeated substance abuse, it can pose serious social and health risks, including:

    • School failure
    • Problems with family and friends
    • Loss of interest in normal health activities
    • Impaired memory
    • Increased risk of contracting an infectious disease (like HIV or hepatitis C) via risky sexual behavior or the sharing of contaminated injection equipment
    • Risk of overdose

The Trust Program is a licensed provider of Seven Challenges treatment approach. Adolescents who are fully committed to sobriety also benefit greatly from introduction to 12-step, cognitive-behavioral treatment approach.

Seven Challenges is designed specifically to motivate adolescents who are ambivalent about their alcohol and drug problems — and to support success in implementing desired changes.

Both approaches help young people address their drug problems as well as their co-occurring life skills deficits, situational problems and psychological problems.

Multidisciplinary treatment is provided by a psychiatrist, an advanced practice nurse and nursing staff, a licensed mental health therapist, a dietician and a recreational therapist.
Case managers can assist adolescents and their families with understanding treatment options, discharge planning, aftercare needs and how to work with insurance carriers. The case manager will coordinate communication needs with the professionals you rely on at home, with your permission.

Let Us Help

Rivendell Behavioral Health Hospital’s professional staff are ready to help find the best treatment options for you or your loved one. Call 270-843-1199 for a no-cost, confidential assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.