Courage to Change

Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program


The Adolescent Chemical Dependency Inpatient Program at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System is called Courage to Change and provides treatment for adolescents ages 13-17. It is an individualized model with careful attention to meeting youth where they are and providing successful counseling interventions. This helps young people look at themselves, understand what it takes to give up a drug abusing lifestyle, and prepare for success when they commit to change.

The program is a separate treatment modality with separate primary treatment staff. The treatment is individualized and guided by a tailored treatment plan that addresses the emotional needs of the adolescent. The multidisciplinary treatment team is led by an Addictionologist or Psychiatrist and includes a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Case Coordinator, Licensed Therapist, Nurse and Activity Therapist. The adolescent works individually with his/her therapist and CD counselor focusing on their own CD issues.
 

The Adolescent Chemical Dependency Program is designed for adolescents who require intensive intervention for Chemical Dependency problems.

Components of the program include:

Family Therapy is a major component of treatment at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System. The multidisciplinary treatment team seeks to engage the family as an ally in the adolescent's treatment whenever possible.

Each individual attends school on-site and is led by Certified Teachers through the Hardin County School System.

The adolescent's Case Coordinator begins discharge planning upon admission by developing goals and plans for a transition to a less intensive level of treatment.