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The Youth Services Programs are strength-based, focusing on each individual's strengths
to support healing. Tarzana Treatment Centers offers inpatient and outpatient adolescent alcohol and drug treatment
options, education and aftercare support services. We emphasize preventative care
through outreach to local schools and community-based organizations, peer counseling,
tutor and mentorship programs.
Tarzana Treatment Centers currently offer multiple levels of treatment for youth
with chemical dependency and/or emotional challenges and their families. Prior to
beginning alcohol or drug treatment each youth receives a comprehensive clinical assessment to determine
which level of care is most appropriate. Admission into any level of care includes
a medical history, treatment history and a thorough bio-psychosocial assessment.
Levels of care include:
- detoxification services for both alcohol and drug detox
- residential alcohol and drug treatment
- day treatment
- intensive after school services.
Upon acceptance into a drug or alcohol treatment program, each youth is provided with an individualized
treatment plan. This plan will include the anticipated duration of treatment for
each individual at any level of care. Each treatment plan is developed by the patient's
treatment team in conjunction with the patient and the patient's family.
Tarzana Treatment Centers recognizes that it is only in rare circumstances that
youth require detoxification services. This intensive level of care is provided
in an inpatient setting that is designed to safely and rapidly detoxify the patient.
- medical treatment
- participation in therapeutic activities
- individual and group therapy
- psychiatric services
- introduction to the 12-step philosophy
- planning for treatment at the next level of care
This level of care is designed to remove youth from unproductive environments and
integrate them into a drug free, therapeutic environment 24 hours a day, Seven days
While in residential treatment youth will learn how to manage their day to day lives
free of chemical dependency. They will participate in:
- individual and group counseling
- 12 step meetings
- social activities designed to teach alternatives to drug use
Youth are randomly given drug tests through out their residential treatment. When
possible, families are encouraged to participate in family therapy and family support
groups as well.
The goal of residential treatment is to stabilize youth and provide them with skills
that will allow them to return home or move to another appropriate living environment.
Tarzana Treatment Center's Day Treatment program provides youth with intensive treatment
five days a week M-F between the hours of 8:00am and 4:30pm.
This program is ideal for youth who are not succeeding in their current school or
for youth who are transitioning back to school from residential alcohol or drug treatment or other
structured living facilities. Five days a week, each patient receives one hour:
- group therapy
- individual therapy coupled with five hours of instruction in an on site Los Angeles
Unified School Special Education classroom.
Treatment modalities include:
- traditional process groups
- psycho-educational groups
- 12- step groups
- individual therapy
- family therapy
- family support groups
Youth are given random drug tests through out their treatment. In addition we offer
progressive treatment modalities that we have found youth to be particularly responsive
to such as art therapy, drama therapy and recreation therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Center's Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program requires that
patients attend treatment after school four days a week Monday - Thursday between
the hours of 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Youth who attend treatment Monday - Thursday may
attend a social skills development/recreational event held each Friday from 4:00-7:00pm.
This program is ideal for youth that are functioning well enough to remain in school
and/or their home. Four days a week youth are provided with:
- one hour of group therapy
- one hour of academic tutoring with a UCLA tutor
- one-hour psycho-educational or process group
In addition, youth are provided with a minimum of one hour of:
- individual therapy each week as well as family therapy
- art therapy
- drama therapy
- 12 step meetings
- vocational training classes
- social skills development/recreational outings
Youth are given random drug tests through out their treatment. Also, family members
may choose to attend parenting classes and/or family support groups.