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St. Vincent Launches New Substance Abuse Treatment Program

St. Louis, MO.  March 3, 2015 – St. Vincent Home for Children has added a new out-patient substance abuse treatment program that will serve, at no-cost, youth 10-19 years old.

Adolescents’ drug use, as well as their treatment needs, differ from those of adults. Teens abuse different substances, experience different consequences, and are less likely to seek treatment on their own because they may not want or think they need help. According to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only 10 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds needing substance abuse treatments receive any services.

The substance abuse treatment program will offer individual counseling, psycho-educational and psycho-therapy treatment groups, and trauma therapy. Counseling and treatment services shall be provided by Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB) certified counselors and supervised by aLCSW/CRADC.  Each client shall be assessed by a qualified mental health professional (LCSW or LPC)

St. Vincent Home for Children is prepared to meet the needs of the St. Louis region. The out-patient substance abuse treatment program is appropriate for youth struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction and is designed to help these at-risk youth to manage a crisis, prevent the need for hospitalization, transition from an inpatient drug and alcohol program and to remain clean and sober.

The individual and/or group therapy provides education on: addiction as a disease, craving-management skills, relapse prevention, coping skills, identifying triggers, decision making, goal setting, anger management, bullying, stages of change, 12-step education and family involvement.

For further information contact: James Dempsey, Program Director at 314-504-1187 or 314-261-6011 x136.

St. Vincent Home for Children
7401 Florissant Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-261-6011
Fax: 314-385-1467
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