Teen Intervene

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.

Referral Form

Teen Intervene Request
If you have an interaction with Native youth whom you believe would benefit from the Teen Intervene program, a drug and alcohol prevention service, please complete this form. You will be contacted by a prevention specialist within one business day to set up an initial session or to get more information. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact a prevention specialist at the Behavioral Health Unit.

Please check all appropriate responses:

School Performance
School Attendance
Extra-Curricular Activities
Physical Symptoms
Atypical Behavior
Disruptive Behavior
Home problems
Other Behavior