Substance Use Program

Research shows that more than 50 percent of people, including adolescents, who have a mental health diagnosis, also struggle with drug and/or alcohol use. For healing to take place and enable these young people to lead productive lives, both illnesses must be treated at the same time.

As part of its residential treatment, The Barry Robinson Center offers a Dual Diagnosis Program for adolescents with mental health and substance abuse illnesses. This innovative program features a comprehensive treatment approach designed to promote recovery from substance abuse and prevent relapse while also treating the co-existing mental health issues.

During the admission process, all residents referred for the Dual Diagnosis Program will receive an extensive evaluation that includes an examination by a psychiatrist, nursing assessment, psychosocial assessment and completion of the SASSI /Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory. Our treatment team will review all information to develop each resident’s Individual Treatment Plan that focuses on both the mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Research shows that more than 50 percent of people, including adolescents, who have a mental health diagnosis, also struggle with drug and/or alcohol use.

Participants in this program will receive all mental health services typically offered in our residential program including weekly visits with the psychiatrist, individual, group and family therapy. They will also attend our accredited school five days a week.

In addition to these services, the resident will participate in nine hours of treatment each week that focuses on substance use. This program includes cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, the addiction process and relapse prevention.

Our substance use groups use a proven model called The Seven Challenges®.

TESTIMONIALS

One family's story from crisis to hope. We are your typical American family; happily married parents, four kids, and a dog. In the early weeks of 2016, we found ourselves in a family crisis like none other we had …
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I want to thank you for the warm welcome you and your staff gave my family yesterday. The professionalism and understanding of a difficult transition really helped. My family has experienced many such events, and this …
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We can't thank you all enough for how seamless you made the whole process. From the moment we started our interactions with BRC we have felt extremely well-cared for and important. We did not feel as though our son was …
My wife and I write this letter of reference for The Barry Robinson Center expressing our complete support for their therapeutic services provided to children and adolescents dealing emotional and mental conditions …
I know our journey is far from over in this battle with mental health, but I am forever grateful to you and your staff for helping us out of crisis mode and giving us hope for a future. I know each employee plays a part …
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