If you or a friend are in crisis and need to speak with someone now, please call:
SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE 24/7 Dial 9-8-8
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Who We Are
Children, Family & Community Services (CFCS) is a county program that offers free adolescent substance use services at 23 sites throughout Santa Clara County. Services are confidential are available to youth and young adults 12 – 21 years old.
Our team of therapists specializes in working with youth, young adults, and families that are struggling with substance use and mental health challenges. Therapists provide individual counseling, group counseling, and case management services. Case management includes finding and connecting youth to services such as medical care, legal resources, transportation, job training, and housing resources. Our team of therapists specializes in working with youth, young adults, and families that are struggling with substance use and mental health challenges. Therapists provide individual counseling, group counseling, and case management services. Case management includes finding and connecting youth to services such as medical care, legal resources, transportation, job training, and housing resources. We also have psychiatric services for youth that have depression, anxiety or other issues along with their substance use issues.
- To teach our clients ways to deal with their issues. Our therapists teach clients ways to relax, distract themselves, and how to solve problems.
- To help our clients develop communication skills to improve their relationships with family and friends.
- To increase our clients’ self-confidence by teaching them to deal with the outside world by working on life skills. Life skills help us get along with others and reach our long term goals such as finishing school, going to college, or keeping a job.
- To provide families with support in dealing with someone who has substance abuse issues. This may include teaching families about substances or how to support a client with depression or anxiety.
If you have a youth with substance use treatment needs please call our confidential SUTS Youth Services Call Center line at (408) 272-6518, Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
After hours toll-free Behavioral Health Services Call Center 1-800-704-0900.
Click here for the current Substance Use and Co-Occurring Treatment Youth System of Care Provider List.
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NIDA’s Easy-to-Read Drug Facts website is here to help you understand drugs and addiction. Maybe you are dealing with a drug addiction. Maybe it’s happening to someone you love. Maybe you just want to learn about drugs.
This tool guides clinicians through a series of questions to identify risky substance use in their adult patients. The accompanying resources assist clinicians in providing patient feedback and arranging for specialty care, where necessary, using the 5 As of intervention.
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Youth Substance Use Resources
Smokefree Teen - Know the RisksNIDA for TeensSubstance Abuse Prevention - Youth.govDrug Enforcement Administration (DEA) "Just Think Twice (JTT)"Heads Up: Real News About Drugs and Your BodyPartnership for Drug Free KidsDEA's "Get Smart About Drugs" for parents, educators & caregivers