Adolescent Substance Use Treatment
North Suffolk Mental Health offers treatment for youth, ages 13 to 24, who are struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Treatment is individualized, and can be combined with psychopharmalogical as well as other child and family services.
Teen Conexions is an intensive outpatient treatment program for adolescents ages 13 to 18 with substance abuse issues. Teen Conexions is located at 14 Porter Street in East Boston, program hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 3:30PM-6:00PM. Our program focuses on group therapy as a means for young people to explore an understanding of substance abuse. The environment encourages young people to identify risks associated with substance abuse, develop healthy coping skills, and use their peers to support one another in recovery.
Teen Conexions includes:
- Group treatment
- Individual treatment
- Family treatment
- Toxicology screens
- Psychopharmacology referral (if needed)
- Aftercare planning and referral
Teen T.E.A.M offers community-based treatment that promotes substance use recovery in all aspects of the youth’s environment. The program utilizes evidence-based practice in treatment: the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) and Assertive Continuing Care (ACC). This approach helps youth identify healthy, sober activities to replace drug using behaviors and focuses on developing communication and problem solving skills to build positive relationships and self-esteem. Treatment consists of:
- Individual and family sessions with clinicians
- Peer support services for both caregivers and youth
- Case management and continuing care
All Teen TEAM services are offered in English and Spanish.