We are an Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program geared towards aiding teenagers as well as young adults and their families through the substance abuse recovery process. We strive to assist our teenage and young adult clientele in developing an understanding and desire for a healthier lifestyle - free from drugs, alcohol, and self-destructive behaviors.
Education plays an important role in this program both for the teenager or young adult and family members. Through workshops and interactive discussions, we explore the dynamics of families struggling with substance abuse issues and help them to develop and utilize coping skills. We also educate families about relapse prevention, anger and stress management, open and honest communication, healthy relationships and self-esteem. We also maintain on site youth Alcoholics Anonymous and Families Anonymous meetings to provide support for both teenager or young adult and the family in recovery. Random urine drug screens are also given to aid and monitor the teenager's progress while in treatment.
The FAIR program utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment in order to best serve our clients in their individual and family recovery. Each client works closely with a treatment team made up of certified alcohol and drug abuse counselors, marriage and family therapist, clinical psychologist, neuro-psychologist, physician, and peer counselors. We work with outside therapists, psychiatrists, legal officers, and schools within the community in order to better serve the holistic needs of our client.
Many of our teenagers and young adults experience problems with mood disorders, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder or bipolar disorder. We are able to address these and other concurrent psychological disorders which may inhibit the recovery process. Our approach has shown to be very successful in working with these dual diagnosed clients with added challenges. We also devote attention towards the teenager's success in school participation, motivation, and performance which provides a good foundation to aid in further professional success. All teens can participate in tutoring services provided daily at our facility.
FAIR also offers a unique service to our patients, family members and the outside community, called neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback which measures brain waves and then trains the brain to function "in the zone," or at an optimal level to allow for increased focus and cognitive emotional control. Research shows that neurofeedback improves symptoms related to ADHD, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use disorders, to name a few. The system we have chosen, BrainPaint, automates a 2005 UCLA study which showed the effectiveness of neurofeedback for improving abstinence rates one year following treatment and improves the odds of long term recovery by 77%!
In order to receive services at our facility, an evaluation is needed to determine if our program will fit your needs. Please visit our research pages to learn more about teenage substance abuse or to schedule an evaluation. Visit the FAIR Program pages to learn more about our various educational and treatment programs.