Program Structure

Our outpatient model allows teens to remain at home and continue school and other activities while in treatment. Participants attend the program three days a week, for three hours each day after school. The average length to complete the group work is 12 weeks. Our individualized discharge planning helps connect participants to appropriate support services after the program.

Depending on the adolescent’s treatment plan, family members may also participate in some sessions. We provide parent education and support as part of these sessions.

All of our services are managed and delivered by certified substance abuse counselors, licensed clinical staff or licensed-eligible staff.

Besides group work, participants also benefit from The Barry Robinson Center’s recreation and art therapy resources.

Interventional activities may include:

Yoga/Mindfulness – Our registered yoga instructor specializes in working with teens and special needs populations. The practice of yoga can be beneficial for people with mental illness and substance use, to help them control how they react to negative experiences and emotions.

Art – Teens can process their experiences through creative self-expression and gain insight into their experiences and emotions.

Equine – Participants may take part in occasional outings to an equine-facilitated learning program in Virginia Beach where they meet and help care for rescued horses.

Guest Speakers – Expert speakers from community organizations may join group sessions to talk about their perspectives and experience with substance use.

Program Hours

  • IOP – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3 – 6 p.m.
  • NA/AA Group – Wednesday 6 – 7 p.m.


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