Asha George, Ph.D., Director, Mental Health
Amy Larum, RN, Deputy Director, Mental Health

Adolescent Treatment Program

Working to help youth and families overcome the painful effects of drug abuse, Humboldt County Dual Recovery Programs offers Adolescent Treatment for youth age 12 - 17 with substance abuse problems.

If you are a teen, and suspect you have a problem with drugs, or if you are a parent, professional, or someone who cares about a teen age 12 to 17 with substance use-related problems, and you are not sure what to do, we can help.

  • Substance Abuse Evaluation: An Addiction Specialist meets with clients individually, in a comfortable, confidential setting. The specialist determines the extent of the substance abuse problem, and makes appropriate referrals. We truly care about kids, and want them to succeed. Our treatment programs are designed with their success in mind.

  • Outpatient Treatment groups meet two days per week, from 3:00 to 4:30pm. These are peer recovery support groups, with a strong emphasis on developing recovery maintenance skills. Participation is planned for a minimum of 13 weeks.

  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment groups meet four days per week, from 3:00 to 4:30pm, after the regular school day. Participation is planned for a minimum of 13 weeks.

    In these groups clients receive education on substance abuse, the major causes of use and relapse, and the adverse effects of drug use on adolescent development. We introduce relapse prevention tools that are geared toward the adolescent specifically. We explore the difficulties of dealing with negative peer pressure, and most importantly teens receive the support and encouragement to stay clean.

    Our treatment program uses drug testing as a therapeutic tool.

  • Parent Support Groups: Statistics show that the #1 contributing factor to the successful long-term recovery for adolescents is family involvement. Often family members are unsure of how to best support the recovery process. We offer parent/family support and education groups that meet in the evenings as part of the program.

  • Collaborative Case Management: We believe that working closely with families, therapists and probation officers is important to successful treatment. Collaborative efforts are of extreme benefit. We work to assist clients in becoming involved in a positive and supportive community.


If you need help, please contact us... We want to hear from you.

Location: 734 Russ Street, Eureka

Phone: (707) 441-3740



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