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Pathway’s Intensive Outpatientimg outpatient subst Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Teens serves teens ages 13-17 and is our most popular substance abuse treatment program for this age group. One of the many benefits of our outpatient substance abuse treatment program is that teens are able to learn to be sober and gain new coping skills while practicing them in their normal daily life. Here’s how it works: teens learn new coping skills in group or individual substance abuse counseling sessions. These teens are then able to utilize the peer support group in the application of these newly learned recovery skills. Throughout this process teens and their parents work with our staff to identify and address difficult or problem areas arising from daily life situations.

Our outpatient substance abuse treatment program for adolescents or teens ages 13 to 17 provides 20 hours of group counseling per week, with groups focusing on issues specific to teens. Here teens gain the coping skills they will need to stay clean and sober. Each teen admitted into this substance abuse treatment program will work with our staff to develop an individualized substance abuse recovery plan, with specific goals to be met prior to discharge. Some of the most important issues addressed will be:

  • Dealing with peer pressure
  • Identifying negative peer relationships
  • Identification of self-defeating behaviors
  • Building self-esteem
  • Establishing a positive peer group
  • Learning to have fun without drugs
  • Repair of trust within parent relationships
  • Understanding of addiction and possible long term outcomes
  • Relapse prevention


Group sessions are four hours per day — Monday through Friday the outpatient substance abuse treatment program for teens also includes individual counseling for the teen, family sessions for parents, three teen per support group meetings per week, two social events per week and support group meetings for parents.

What makes Pathway’s approach unique is our integration of fun into substance abuse treatment. We understand teens’ needs to be social and enjoy life.  We help teens experience fun without drugs or alcohol through our weekly social events. Throughout their substance abuse treatment, teens connect with peers their own age who are also in treatment and recovery. These connections help them create a positive support system with people they can relate to and feel comfortable talking with.

Parents are the backbone of a teen’s support system, which is why we provide parent support group meetings. These meetings help parents understand what their teen is going through and how to help their teens in their recovery.

At Pathway, we know that recovery doesn’t end with treatment. That’s why we help teens develop skills and learn specific strategies for resisting relapse after they leave our outpatient substance abuse treatment program. Our long-term aftercare and follow-up helps teens continue to learn how to apply the solutions they learned in treatment. This long-term recovery support is critical for successful recovery.

 Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Adolescents and Teens Summary

  • Six- to 12-week outpatient substance abuse treatment program for adolescents and teens ages 13-17
  • Highly individualized recovery plan based on each teen’s needs
  • Integrates fun and recovery
  • Builds self-esteem
  • Teaches positive coping skills
  • Addresses teen-specific issues
  • Helps meet teens’ social needs
  • Helps teens develop a positive support system
  • Offers support groups
  • Provides an introduction to the 12 steps of recovery and how to work through them
  • Includes parent support group meetings
  • Provides practical solutions that can be applied to a teen’s daily life after they leave the program
  • Offers long-term aftercare
  • Fits within most family lifestyles
  • Cost effective

To find out more about teen and adolescent substance abuse in AZ or schedule an evaluation or intake, call 877-921-4050.

The Pathway Drug, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehab Center serves adolescent and teen patients from Arizona and California.

The Tempe Arizona, Drug, Alcohol, and Substance Abuse Treatment Center is easily accessible from all over Arizona including Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, Mesa, Tucson, Flagstaff, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, North Phoenix, Cave Creek, and Carefree, Arizona.

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