Roots Adolescent and Teen MediCal IOP

At Roots Through Recovery, we understand the unique challenges that teenagers and adolescents face when dealing with substance use and co-occurring mental health.

Our comprehensive and compassionate program is designed specifically for teens and adolescents, providing intensive outpatient and outpatient services covered by Medi-Cal. By addressing not only the surface-level symptoms of substance use, but also the underlying issues such as mental health struggles and trauma, we empower teens and adolescents to take control of their lives and build a foundation for lasting recovery.

Understanding Substance Use & Co-occurring Disorders in teens and adolescents

Substance use disorders are complex and multifaceted conditions that can affect individuals of all ages, including teenagers and adolescents. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the adolescent brain is still developing, making teens and adolescents particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of substance use. These include:

Teens and adolescents may engage in substance abuse as a means of experimentation, seeking social acceptance, or trying to cope with stress or emotional pain, and other mental health issues like childhood trauma/PTSD, depression or anxiety.

It is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder in teens and adolescents, which can include changes in behavior, declining academic performance, withdrawal from family and friends, mood swings, and physical health issues. By understanding these warning signs, parents and caregivers can take proactive steps in seeking professional help for their teen.

Medi-Cal Qualification Process for Teen Treatment

Roots Through Recovery is proud to offer comprehensive substance use and addiction treatment services that are covered by Medi-Cal.

Medi-Cal provides access to necessary mental health and addiction treatment services for teens and adolescents who meet certain eligibility requirements.

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Roots Through Recovery's Teen Substance Use Treatment Program

Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services

Our program offers intensive outpatient and outpatient services specifically tailored to meet the needs of teenagers and adolescents with substance use and addiction issues. Through a combination of individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and educational sessions, teens and adolescents receive comprehensive care that addresses the underlying issues
contributing to their substance use.

Treatment Approaches and Modalities

Our treatment program incorporates evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing. These therapeutic modalities help teens and adolescents develop healthier coping skills, manage cravings, and identify and address the root causes of their substance use.

Psychiatry and Medication Management Services for teens and adolescents with Dual Diagnosis

We understand that some teens and adolescents may have co-occurring mental health issues alongside their substance use. Our program offers psychiatry and medication management services to address these dual diagnosis cases. Our team of specialized clinicians works closely with each teen to develop personalized treatment plans that integrate therapy and medication when appropriate.


Staff and Clinician Qualifications

At Roots Through Recovery, we take great pride in our highly qualified and compassionate team. Our staff includes Masters-level clinicians with expertise in adolescent substance use and mental health issues. They create a safe and supportive environment where teens and adolescents can openly discuss their experiences and work towards recovery.

Roots Through Recovery's Teen Substance Use and Co-Occurring Treatment

Overview of the Recovery Process and Timeline

Recovery is a personal journey that varies for each individual. At Roots Through Recovery, we understand the importance of a holistic and individualized approach to teen substance use treatment. Our program provides a structured timeline for recovery, encompassing various stages of treatment, such as assessment, detoxification and inpatient care (through community partners, if needed), intensive outpatient programming, individual, group and family therapy, case management, and aftercare planning.

Progress Monitoring and Review Processes

Throughout the treatment process, our clinicians continuously monitor the progress of each teen and adjust treatment plans accordingly. Regular reviews and assessments allow us to ensure that the treatment remains aligned with the evolving needs of the teenager. This ongoing monitoring facilitates a collaborative treatment process, ensuring that the teen feels supported
and empowered.

Transitioning teens and adolescents into Aftercare and Support Services

As a teenager completes their intensive outpatient or outpatient treatment program, we recognize the importance of providing ongoing support and resources. We work closely with teens and adolescents and their families to develop comprehensive aftercare plans that may involve continued therapy, support groups, educational resources, and community services. Our aim is to provide a seamless transition into a support system that helps maintain lasting recovery.

We Are Here to Help

Substance use and addiction can significantly impact the lives of teens and adolescents and their families. At Roots Through Recovery, we believe in the power of comprehensive treatment, tailored specifically for teenagers and adolescents, to address the physical, emotional, and psychological aspects of substance use disorder.

Our program, covered by Medi-Cal, provides essential services to ensure that teens and adolescents receive the care they need. If you or your loved one is struggling, we encourage you to take the first step towards healing and reach out for help. A brighter future is possible, and we are here to support you on the journey to recovery.

Take the First Step Now

If you need to find a place that feels comfortable and supportive, let Roots Through Recovery’s experienced clinicians and case management team work with you to help determine your next steps. We want you to have choices that will give you and your loved ones the best outcomes.

Let us help you start your recovery journey


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