Prevention

The Adolescent Prevention program is based on the premise that early intervention may prevent more serious social adjustment problems. Our program aims to prevent substance abuse, substance related disorders, and other behavioral problems that place families and children at risk. The prevention setting is at community sites.‚Äč

Prevention activities include

  • Open ended prevention and education groups focusing on cognitive restructuring
  • Prevention/intervention services for juvenile offenders
  • Referral for additional services may occur

Admission Criteria 

  • Adolescents 12 - 17 years old
  • Resident of Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Exhibit symptoms of alcohol and/or drug abuse or risk for substance abuse
  • Exhibit emotional and/or psychological problems in relation to a family member's chemical abuse
  • Experiencing school performance problems
  • Experiencing legal problems and aggressive behavior