Adolescence is a period of intense growth and transformation, marked by physical, emotional, and cognitive changes. While it can be an exciting time, it also presents numerous mental health challenges. Teenagers must navigate a complex landscape of social pressures, academic expectations, identity formation, and hormonal fluctuations. Outpatient adolescent programming at Continuum Outpatient center was designed to provide the needed support for adolescents struggling with a substance use disorder or a mental health issue.

The Continuum team utilizes evidence based therapeutic interventions and medication management to support adolescents through their recovery process. Continuum Outpatient Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers specialized treatment for adolescents 13 – 17 years of age, who do not require the structure of an inpatient level of care or are transitioning from an adolescent inpatient program. The Adolescent program meets three days a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Tuesday and Thursday) and Saturday (9am-1pm). Our program offers an engaging clinical immersive experience, physical activities, and an experiential outing on Saturday mornings.

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Our 12 Week Curriculum

four agreements
brain works
life skills
human relationships
relapse prevention
trauma growth
dbt basics
self care
emotional iq
family roles

How can outpatient adolescent programming be used to treat mental health or substance use disorders?

Therapy can assist in developing coping strategies to equip adolescents with a range of skills and techniques to manage their mental health challenges. This might include learning relaxation exercises, problem-solving skills, mindfulness techniques, or cognitive restructuring to challenge negative thought patterns.

Therapy can be an effective approach to resolving adolescent mental health problems, and is a valuable tool in our outpatient adolescent programming. Our outpatient adolescent program establishes a safe, confidential, and supportive environment where adolescents can openly express their thoughts and emotions. This environment encourages them to explore their feelings without fear of repercussions, fostering a sense of trust and emotional support.

Therapists work with adolescents to help them identify and understand the fundamental problems affecting them. This helps to understand the underlying causes and triggers of their mental health problems. By gaining insight into their thoughts, behaviors, and experiences, adolescents can better comprehend the root causes of their difficulties. 

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Looking for an Adolescent Outpatient Treatment?

We understand that life doesn’t slow down, which is why outpatient care is so crucial. Our adolescent intensive outpatient program can give you the flexibility you need in your daily life, all while having the opportunity to receive quality care. Your path to recovery starts as soon as you call.

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If you’re ready to address your mental health or substance use disorder, we’re ready to help. Our mental health professionals are standing by.