Substance Use

Substance Use

Substance use and mental illness often co-occur. It’s estimated that more than half of teens using alcohol and drugs have a mental health diagnosis. For teens and their families struggling with these challenges, The Barry Robinson Center offers hope for healing. We educate and empower teens to make positive decisions and changes for a healthier and safer lifestyle.

Our comprehensive Intensive Outpatient program (IOP) provides holistic treatment for adolescents with diagnoses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and who use drugs or alcohol. This program is the only one of its kind in southeastern Virginia.

Our trauma-informed therapeutic approach uses a group setting that focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and skill building. These treatment modalities help participants gain insight and develop skills that promote recovery and wellness. Our groups follow a proven model called The Seven Challenges®.