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Teen Intervene

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1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:


2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old


graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.

Motivating positive change.

Teen Intervene is a time-efficient, evidence-based program for teenagers (ages 12 to 19) suspected of having mild to moderate problems with alcohol or substance abuse. Usually recommended as a result of an SAP assessment, Teen Intervene involves two to three individual sessions designed to educate teens on their current behaviors and motivate them to pursue positive change.

The Teen Intervene program integrates stages of change theory, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help teens reduce—and ultimately eliminate—chemical use. Teen Intervene teaches teenagers how to:

  • Understand reasons for alcohol or drug involvement
  • Learn new skills that promote healthier behaviors
  • Increase willingness to change behavior related to alcohol or other drug use
  • Take responsibility for self-change

Get your teen involved.

If you think your child or student could benefit from Teen Intervene, please call 800-678-2332 ext. 6117 or contact Caron SAP. Together, we’ll arrange an assessment and decide whether Teen Intervene is an appropriate next step.