Residential treatment consists of structured, live-in programs at licensed facilities for males and females ages 12 to 21 years old to assist them in recovery from substance use disorders. Services include individual, family and group counseling in a supportive setting. Youth and young adults are connected to medical, dental, and mental health services as needed.
Residential treatment programs are 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. The treatment is for individuals whose severity and dangerous consequences of their substance use prevent them some safely accessing care at a lower level. When clients are stabilized, they are reassessed and can then safely transfer to a lower level of care and continue the work they began at residential treatment.
The length of time at residential treatment is determined on an individual basis up to 30 days. Clients are allowed a maximum of two separate residential episodes per year, and may be granted an extension for one of the two yearly episodes.