Adolescent Chemical Dependency/Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Program - University of Minnesota Children's Hospital
 
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Adolescent Chemical Dependency/Dual Diagnosis Inpatient
Recovery Services offers outpatient chemical dependency treatment for adolescents 12 to 18 and their families. Each young person and his or her family are offered support, education and treatment they need to recognize the harmful role chemical abuse has played in their lives. In addition, adolescents learn developmental asset skill building which allows them to maintain a productive, chemical-free lifestyle. A wide range of treatment options are available to meet individual needs. We provide services for diverse populations through culturally sensitive programming.

Our team includes:
  • Licensed alcohol and drug counselors
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Special education teachers
  • Chaplains
  • Family counselors
  • Cultural services coordinators

Assessment
The first step is to determine whether your child has a substance abuse/dependence diagnosis; treatment is recommended; and what care is best suited to address the needs of your child. Interviews with parents, family members, school staff and other pertinent sources help make an accurate recommendation and referral.

Treatment options
Outpatient Treatment
A highly structured primary treatment program. Adolescents spend 6 hours a day, 5 days a week in treatment and one evening per week in the family program.

Lodging Plus Program
Located in Chisago City, this primary residential treatment option is designed for young people who need a structured, non-medical stabilizing program while in treatment.

Continuing Care
Adolescents work to maintain the new behaviors they learned in treatment through a structured program that includes family, individual and group counseling. Adolescents return to their own school and attend Continuing Care in the afternoon. Continuing Care provides a practical opportunity for the adolescent to integrate their treatment, school, home and social life. Several levels of Continuing Care services are available from 1-3 days a week, depending on individual need.

Family Involvement
Chemical dependency involves each family member — not just your child. In our experience, family recovery can be achieved with the consistent, active involvement of all family members. To help foster this involvement, a special family program continues throughout treatment. During inpatient, residential, or outpatient treatment, all families are scheduled to attend Family Week, a four-day combination of lectures and groups designed to help families understand chemical dependency and to guide families toward recovery. Weekly family group is available at each site for families involved with treatment and aftercare. This service is provided without additional cost to the family.
Cultural Support Services
We are dedicated to providing quality, culturally appropriate services to you, your child and the family. Specific cultural programming addresses the needs of Native American and African American clients including:
  • Culturally relevant patient education
  • Ongoing community based-support
  • Client advocacy

Locations
Outpatient services are located conveniently in several clinics throughout the metro/suburban areas including Crystal, Maplewood, Chisago City and Elk River. The Lodging Plus program is located in Chisago City.

Referrals
Referrals can be made by family members or professionals from medical, school, court or social agencies. Our intake office is staffed 24 hours a day to answer your questions.
 
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