Has your son or daughter had issues in school due to their alcohol or drug use or have you noticed behavior changes, drop in grades? Have you had an increasing concern that alcohol or drugs are becoming an issue in your child’s life and you are not sure how to proceed?
Teen Intervene is a Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's program that is intended to provide education, support and guidance for teens, 12-19, and their parents.
Through Teen Intervene, the teen begins to explore reasons for his/her use and is offered education on substance use to allow him/her to make an informed decision for themselves. Internal motivation for change will create lasting change. The program varies depending on the needs of the family and the clinical recommendation. Both individual, one-on-one sessions with the client as well as groups may be available. An important part of the program is family involvement in sessions where effective communication is explored and a home agreement is developed. Initially, the first two sessions (once per week) include the client. The third session will include the family. It is recommended for ongoing contact for both the teen and family to assess progress and implementation of the home contract.
Hazelden describes how Teen Intervene can help your teen by:
Identifying the reasons they have chosen to use alcohol or other drugs
Examining the effects of substance abuse in their lives
Learning to make healthier choices
As a comprehensive screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) model of care, Teen Intervene could be the the next right step. Call and schedule an initial assessment to determine if Teen Intervene will be the best fit for your child and family.