Chemical Dependency Services
It has been well-documented
that harmful behavior patterns and attitudes toward mood-altering
chemicals begin at an early age. We believe the earlier education
and intervention begin, the greater the chance that young
people will make wise choices related to alcohol
and drug use.
Adolescent Chemical Dependency Services are provided at Clara's House.
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Adolescent Outpatient Plus Program - A full-day primary chemical
dependency treatment program that includes residential placement
in local supervised facilities. It is intended for youth from
out of the area who do not meet criteria for inpatient treatment
or are in need of out-of-home placement. A school component
is included in the program.
Adolescent Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program - Offers
three options depending on the needs of the client: a full-day
program with school, an after-school program (twice a week)
and a continuing care program (once a week). Specialized groups
for relapse prevention, self-evaluation and aftercare support
are also offered.
Recovery Plus Alternatives Program - An eight-session (four-week)
education/assessment program designed specifically for the
adolescent abusive chemical
Parents’ Group - This weekly group meeting is a source
of support, education and direction for parents.
Evaluations - Recovery Plus offers a two-hour evaluation
process when a young person or family member has questions
about the possibility of an alcohol or drug problem.
Chemical Health Consultant Program - Provides area schools
with chemical dependency professionals to develop education,
prevention and intervention services around substance abuse
and related issues appropriate to the school setting.
St. Cloud Hospital offers inpatient services for adolescent
patients 12 to 18 years of age who require mental health or
chemical dependency treatment. After a thorough assessment
of the patient, an individual treatment plan is developed.
Daily group and individual activities help our patients develop
goals and identify the skills needed to reach the goals.
A central component of our treatment philosophy is the involvement
of family. The family is engaged from the assessment phase,
through the treatment phase and discharge planning.
Our treatment team includes psychiatrists, registered nurses,
social workers, behavioral health associates, a drama therapist,
special education teacher, recreation therapist and an occupational