Family & Adolescent Programs
Our treatment philosophy is based on the belief that addiction affects the entire family and that the patient is actually the family system as a whole.
The majority of clients in our Outpatient Treatment Program come from family environments that have been negatively impacted by substance abuse and related behaviors. Research indicates that treatment outcomes improve if one or more family members are formally engaged in the recovery process.
The Pathways Family Program has been designed to create opportunities for family members to participate in that process. It provides the knowledge, coping mechanisms and support they need to meet the challenges that substance abuse brings to the family environment as well as developing an ongoing care plan for the family.
Our program provides:
- initial assessment
- family mediation
- individual and group therapy
- development of healthy communication skills
- tools to build cooperation and trust
- resources for ongoing support
One of the most challenging populations to address clinically is the adolescent. Early intervention and treatment is critical as it pertains to the development of a young person, both physiologically and emotionally. Adolescents require different treatment modalities than adults, and the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development of adolescents differs from that of adults.
Pathways’ adolescent outpatient program provides:
- Easter and Summer Camps which combine a wide range of activities with learning about the effects of substance abuse and making right choices.
- assessment for drug and alcohol addiction
- individual counseling
- group therapy
Our Family Program complements our Adolescent Program by addressing topics such as:
- raising responsible, healthy children in today’s challenging world
- healthy communication strategies
- rule-setting consequences and trust
- why good kids sometimes make bad choices
- resources for ongoing support for parents and children during adolescence