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 at Roosevelt, Uplift, and Senn; through our Uptown Youth Center; and to 18-24 year old youth both at our Uptown Youth Center and at our South Side office.