For some parents, the signs of substance abuse are obvi
Helping Teens & Families break free from Substance Abuse
Safely explore your feelings and concerns about substance abuse and sobriety.
Recovery can Happen
Adolescence lasts roughly 3,000 days. It is a critical time where important social, psychological, and intellectual milestones are met – or not met as the case may be. If you’re the parent of a teen, you know how difficult this period is under the best of circumstances. Substance abuse adds to the turmoil, and without intervention usually leads to socially ill-equipped and psychologically immature adults.
Kids Off Chemicals, a comprehensive drug and alcohol assessment and treatment program, is designed for kids ages 13 through 18 struggling with substance abuse along with their families. Professional counseling, parent coaching, group and family therapy, and ongoing support are just the beginning. We also teach kids how to have a good time without being high and help parents re-establish their authority. If your teen is battling the demons associated with mood-altering substances of any kind and you live in the Santa Rosa / Sonoma area, this program is for you. You do not need to fight this battle alone.
Four-Month Treatment Program
The program consists of several main components designed to help teens and their families battle addiction. The program schedule lasts 4 months and requires a commitment from both the teen and their family. Program activities include the following:
- Weekly adolescent recovery group meetings
- Adolescent education group
- Family therapy sessions
- Parent support group / coaching classes
- Family education classes
- Group outings
- Mandatory drug testing
I got sober September 29th 1996 and have maintained abstinence and stayed active in recovery ever since. I call Mark every year on my anniversary to thank him for his role in my recovery.
- Curtis B, LMFT, LAADC
I enjoy how they focus on mostly helping and teaching us skills that we apply to our lives. I also like how they teach us to be prepared in situations that may trigger old behaviors.
- Anonymous 17-year-old Kids Off Chemicals program participant