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Contact Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

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Comprehensive Evaluation and Diagnostic Assessment

The diagnostic assessment takes place over the course of three appointments scheduled in a two-to-three week period. The exact configuration of appointments may vary depending slightly depending on availability and scheduling.

During these visits, the adolescent and their family members meet individually with a pediatric clinician and a mental health provider. Each appointment lasts about an hour.
  • The adolescent will meet with a pediatric clinician and their parents/guardians will meet with a mental health clinician. 
  • The adolescent will meet with a mental health clinician and their parents/guardians will meet with a pediatric clinician.
  • Our clinical team will meet to discuss the information we have gathered, and will make treatment recommendations.
  • The family will meet with one clinician to discuss impressions, treatment and recommendations and options.
Treatment plans may include some of the following:
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Drug Testing Program
  • Medication Assisted Treatment

Note: ASAP’s drug testing is part of a treatment program. ASAP does not offer one-time drug tests for adolescents outside of the program.

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