Teen Intervene is designed as a comprehensive screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) model of care. Teenagers who have experienced mild to moderate problems associated with alcohol or drug use work one-to-one with a prevention specialist to identify and, ultimately, change their choices and behaviors or receive a referral to a higher level of care.
Teen Intervene Process:
- Referral: Anyone who is concerned about a teen’s drug or alcohol use can refer him or her to Teen Intervene. This could be a parent, school professional, law enforcement official or other concerned person.
- Assessment: Teen Intervene is geared to help teens who have experienced mild to moderate substance use. A substance use assessment must be completed to rule out a diagnosis of addiction.
- Program Sessions: The program consists of two to three 60-minute sessions with a prevention specialist. The first two sessions occur one-on-one with the teen and prevention specialist. Parents are invited to join the third session to address issues as a family.
To learn more or to make a referral, please contact a prevention specialist or fill out our digital referral form.