Substance use and mental illness often co-occur. It’s estimated more than half of people using alcohol and drugs have a mental health diagnosis. For teens struggling with drug or alcohol use, 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 teens with diagnoses including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD and who use drugs or alcohol. This program is the first of its kind in southeastern Virginia.
We are not a rehabilitation center or rehab program. 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 teens gain insight into their reasons for using drugs or alcohol. Teens also develop skills that promote recovery and wellness. Our groups follow a proven model called The Seven Challenges®.
Although some people continue to talk about drug or alcohol abuse, it’s more accurate and appropriate to refer to drug or alcohol use, or substance use disorder.