Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse

Substance abuse treatment services are for youth age 12-17 with a diagnosis of alcohol and other drugs or co-occurring disorders.
Child/Adolescent Substance Abuse

Zepf Center's substance abuse treatment services for youth are designed using the current best practice and evidence-based approaches to the treatment of drug and alcohol problems for youth.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 

At Zepf Center we offer Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) using the Seven Challenges Program.  The Seven Challenges Program is designed specifically for adolescents with drug problems, to motivate a decision and commitment to change and to support success in implementing the desired changes. The Program simultaneously helps young people address their drug problems as well as their co-occurring life skill deficits, situational problems, and psychological problems.  IOP meets 3 times each week and length of treatment will vary based on individual needs.  IOP also includes ongoing assessment, individual counseling, case management, and crisis intervention as needed.  Additional services include drug screening and linkage to community support systems. 

Non Intensive Outpatient Program (NIOP) 

Non Intensive Outpatient Program (NIOP) also incorporates the Seven Challenges framework and offers a step down to those completing the IOP program or those needing less intensive services.  NIOP meets weekly in a group or individual format based on the needs of the youth.  NIOP also includes ongoing assessment, individual counseling, case management, and crisis intervention as needed.  Additional services include drug screening and linkage to community support systems.

Expectations and opportunities for participation

  • transportation to/from treatment
  • honesty and commitment to the program
  • meals and other opportunities provided to strengthen activities of daily living
  • fun sober activities earned through active participation in the program
  • family involvement and parent education

Benefits/Outcomes

  • a safe and supportive environment to explore your issues and learn more about yourself
  • improve decision making skills
  • help resolve probation or outstanding legal issues
  • improve support networks and relationships

Global Appraisal of Individual Needs Initial (GAIN-I)

Zepf Center offers counselors that are trained in the administration of the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs Initial (GAIN-I) which is a comprehensive and standardized biopsychosocial assessment tool often required by the court systems. 

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Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.

ZEPF NEWS & EVENTS

Family Support Meetings

Family support meetings at the Zepf Center are now held twice, weekly: at Ashland, 6:00 pm, on Tuesdays and at Central, 7:30 am, on Wednesdays. These meetings last for about an hour.

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Annual “Christmas in July” Golf Outing

Get ready for our Annual “Christmas in July” Golf Outing on July 17th, 2017!
Please join the Zepf Center in a great day of golf and community support by registering here:

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Help for Families of Heroin Addicts

Karen Freiberger was interviewed by 13abc Action News about her own experience and her work with the Zepf Center to provide support for families with addicted loved ones.

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