Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program -TESS
Teens Eliminating Stigma and Substances (TESS) is an Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP) for youth 12-18 years of age who need help with a substance use problem. The program allows teens the ability to stay in school and live at home while receiving treatment. Treatment plans are created to fit the need of the teen and random drug screening will take place during their treatment. TESS is a time restricted program and teens will graduate upon completion.
The program’s treatment plan includes the following:
Teens will meet with a therapist and family members to discuss how to address substance use triggers, engage in prevention and mindfulness training, and develop stronger communication and problem-solving skills. Our therapist will travel to a teen’s home, school, or to a safe place in the community to provide therapy.
Teen Trauma Group
The Teen Trauma Group is guided by a clinician and includes peers of the same age who are struggling with substance use. Groups meet at our main office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
Relapse Prevention Aftercare
Once a teen has graduated from TESS he or she will receive an additional 6-weeks of case management and aftercare to help prevent relapse and substance use.