Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

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Oaklawn’s Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) is offered at 2600 Oakland Avenue, Elkhart, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 p.m., with Family Night on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

ASAP offers a supportive, safe setting where participants interact with staff and each other, expressing feelings and experiences. The average length of stay in ASAP is eight weeks, but may vary according to a teen’s individual goals and treatment plan.

ASAP is designed for adolescents whose drug use or alcohol abuse is interfering with personal safety, achievements, and healthy family communication. Issues underlying substance abuse are explored and addressed through group, individual and family counseling. The goal of ASAP is to provide an intensive group experience that both educates youth and assists them in examining their substance abuse issues.

Family Night (Thursday) is an integral part of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program. Working together, families identify roles, expectations, and negative patterns while exploring the overwhelming effects of behavior problems and/or substance abuse on the family system.

Continuing Care

Once the initial treatment is completed, a 16-week aftercare group is available for all participants on Tuesday from 4:00–5:30 p.m. The aftercare group focuses on relapse prevention techniques and connecting youth to appropriate social activities.

Program fees

Fees for ASAP are $44 per hour. Elkhart County residents may be eligible for a reduction of fees based on family income and size. Medicaid, Medicaid rehabilitation, and commercial insurance may reimburse all or part of the fee, pending prior approval.

For more information

For more information about the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, call Oaklawn at (574) 533-1234, ext. 382.

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