Adolescent substance abuse programs | Ascension
Teen talking about addiction with mental health professional at an Ascension site of care.

Adolescent substance use and addiction disorders

At our children's hospitals across Ascension sites of care, we deliver specialized care for teens with substance use and addiction disorders.

When teens find themselves caught in addiction to alcohol or drugs, it can be hard to know where to turn for direction. If your child needs help finding a path out of substance abuse, Ascension care teams can help them start their recovery journey.

If your teen is facing the challenge of overcoming addiction, Ascension’s drug rehab care teams offer individualized care plans that meet adolescents’ unique needs.

Drug and alcohol treatment supporting the whole individual

Ascension’s specialists offer a complete approach to adolescent addiction recovery. We first listen to understand your teen and what they are feeling and thinking. We’ll also review their physical and behavioral health history. Together we’ll create a personalized plan that’s right for your teen.

The recovery process involves every aspect of your teen’s life. We focus on these key areas for success:

  • Substance abuse counseling.
  • Behavioral therapy.
  • Life skills development.
  • Individualized academic coaching.
  • Nutrition education.

Guiding family and friends through teen substance abuse

Family plays an essential role in a teen’s drug treatment and recovery journey. So, Ascension care teams are here to help empower and inform parents and other loved ones.

Counseling and support from Ascension care teams can help you identify and manage the early warning signs of alcoholism or substance abuse in your teen. We provide materials and guidance to help you talk with your teen about the dangers of substance abuse.

**If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, take them directly to the ER or dial 9-1-1.

Choose Ascension for adolescent substance abuse programs