Our therapists use the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) evidence-based substance abuse treatment practice. This model engages clients in three-to six-months of treatment, including individual sessions, and sessions engaging family members. A-CRA enables therapist to address clients’ individual needs through the encouragement of pro-social behaviors, analysis of substance use, training in communication and problem-solving skills, and caregiver-adolescent relationship improvement.

88% of youth developed and used refusal skills effectively.

Substance Abuse Counseling is offered to 11 to 18 year olds within school based health centers, Chicago Public Schools, through our Uptown Youth Center; and our South Side office. Currently all services are being provided remotely, though that may change in the future.