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ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS


BreakAway Health Corporation
JCAHO Accredited
State Certified
ADOLESCENT SUBSTANCE ABUSE The BreakAway Outpatient Programs are based on the latest research in addictions. Research has shown that when a person becomes abstinent, his or her brain chemistry undergoes predictable changes.
These changes, in brain chemistry, lead to predictable behaviors on the part of the recovering client. It is essential that a structured format is provided for the recovering addict to follow and be guided in the course of learning to be abstinent. BreakAway's qualified staff provides a highly structured yet individualized program to meet the various needs of each client and his family. A client will be admitted into treatment after a full clinical assessment has been completed. The criteria for the client's program structure is based upon the findings of the initial assessment. The structure of the client's treatment program is based on the information obtained in the assessment of both the client and the parents. The essential element for a successful treatment program is family participation. The treatment is designed to work in three phases. Each phase is a crucial element to the client's ability to stay in recovery. All three phases of the structured program includes peer groups, multi-family groups, education, individual counseling, weekly drug screens, 12-Step support, behavior contract and case management.
PHASE I Orientation is the first step of engagement to the client’s treatment. Orientation consists of a full description of the treatment format that the client and his/her family will be involved in. A behavior contract will be given and completed within a week. Elements to Phase I consist of the family coming three (3) nights a week. One night is Education and peer group. Night two is strictly peer groups and night three consists of multi-family groups. It is essential that a parent is involved in all three nights with the client. The criteria required to complete this phase is based on the completion of several assignments in the client’s Program Workbook. Along with the completion and presentation of his/her assignments in peer group is the attendance to outside 12-Step meetings. A discussion of obtaining a sponsor will be necessary in this Phase in order to move on in treatment. The client must be sober for 30 days in order to request to move into Phase II. A written request is required and given to his/her case manager for approval. The staff will then evaluate and give a reply of approved/not approved and recommendations may be given at that time. The length of Phase I is based on completion of assignments and 30 days sobriety. The estimated time for this Phase is approximately six to eight weeks.

Phase I includes:
  • Case Management and Drug Screening
  • Individual Counseling (if available)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (if available)
  • Psychological testing is available upon recommendation and approval

PHASE II Families moving into Phase II have completed Phase I successfully and there have been no relapse. A client coming from an inpatient facility is eligible to enter directly into Phase II. The family now steps down to two nights a week, which involves a peer group and multi-family group. The primary focus of Phase II is two-fold: refinement of acquired recovery skills and relapse prevention. Continuation of weekly drug screens and a minimum of two 12-Step meetings a week is required. Obtaining a sponsor and having a total of 60 days of continuous sobriety is necessary to complete Phase II. If a relapse occurs in Phase II the client will move back to Phase I and repeat some of the assignments. Additional assignments will be set by the treatment team. A Relapse Step assignment will be presented in the peer group. The estimated time for Phase II is six weeks.

Phase II includes:
  • Case Management and Drug Screening
  • Individual Counseling (if available)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation (if available)
  • Psychological testing is available upon recommendation and approval

AFTERCARE Alumni meetings are designed for graduated families to return weekly for continuous support in recovery. Refinement of coping skills with daily issues is a main focus in alumni groups. Encouragement of weekly 12-Step meetings and personal goal planning are basics in Aftercare. Aftercare is a minimum commitment of 12 weeks.
  • To continue with weekly meetings and a sponsor.
  • Complete Step Four and Five with sponsor.
  • Attend alumni meetings at BreakAway (no charge), for at least 3 months.
  • Individual counseling will be available upon request.

Aftercare Schedule
Tuesday (Alumni Group) - 6.30pm - 9.30pm
BreakAway Health Corporation

3151 Airway Ave, Suite D-1

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Phone - (714) 957-8229

Fax - (714) 957-0244

Email - linda@breakawayhealth.com