Adolescent Substance Abuse Services

The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program strives to provide the highest quality of services to adolescents and their families whose lives are being affected by drugs, alcohol, low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, divorce, school, harassment, and depression in order to assist them in finding more meaningful and positive directions in their lives. The program is offered in Fairhope and Foley.

AltaPointe gives priority to women who are pregnant and have intravenous substance use disorders or any substance use disorder; women with dependent children; individuals who have intravenous substance use disorders; individuals who are HIV positive and all others who have substance use disorders.

 

Link Between Underage Substance Use and Problems in Adulthood

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Who is eligible

Adolescents aged 12-18 who are struggling and experiencing problems with drugs or alcohol.

Who can refer

Anyone can make referrals, juvenile courts, probation officers, DHR, school agencies, parents, or the adolescent may self-refer.

What we do

  • Conduct psychological testing.
  • Provide individual, family, and group counseling as determined on an individual basis.
  • Provide education and information about drugs and alcohol.
  • Provide random drug tests and breath analysis.
  • Collaborate with outside agencies as appropriate.

What we believe

  • The beginning of addiction often develops in teen years.
  • Addiction is a chronic, progressive, incurable disease.
  • If left untreated, the disease will severely interfere with one’s ability to function in one or more areas of life.
  • Treatment works and each person must take full responsibility for themselves. 

Program benefits

  • Enhances an adolescent’s social skill.
  • Helps adolescents achieve a drug free lifestyle.
  • Enriches family relationships.
  • Improves an adolescent’s academic participation.
  • Decreases delinquent behaviors in adolescents.