You've seen the signs. At least some of them.

Deteriorating grades or lack of
   school attendance

Persistent surly attitude

Change to a negative peer

Underage drinking fines and
   other legal problems

Apparent drunkness or

Unexplained depletion of liquor
   or medication supplies

Physical evidence such as
   liquor bottles, drug
   paraphernalia, pill containers

Theft from parents or siblings

Disrespect and unwillingness
   to follow rules or family

Disappearing for days at a time

Evidence of huffing -
   unexplained depletion of
   aerosol products, solvents,
   household cleaners

Changes in energy levels,
   appetites, sleep patterns, and

And you've been frustrated, felt you were losing control, feared for your child's safety, had sleepless nights, been confused, angry, and even indifferent. And you've hoped for it all to go away.

Hope remains
Because of Libertas

Libertas Treatment Center
Adolescent Programs
Adult Outpatient Program
Professional Information
Parent Support Information

No One Says I Want to Become an Addict

The Outpatient Treatment Program

There are two Outpatient Treatment options: individual counseling or the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Adolescents are placed in the appropriate program based on the assessment by a Libertas alcohol/drug counselor. Assessments take approximately two hours and include:

    Parent interview
    Adolescent interview
    Drug screening

If the assessment proves the adolescent needs the Intensive Outpatient Program, it is scheduled after school for two hours a day, four days a week and includes:

    Group therapy
    Chemical dependency education
    Weekly family participation sessions
    Weekly drug screens

Typically after four to six weeks, the adolescent is placed in Aftercare, a less intense program conducted once a week up to 16 weeks. Aftercare also includes a monthly family component. Participation by parents, as well as other family members, is expected from the moment the adolescent is admitted into treatment through the Family Program which occurs at the end of his or her inpatient stay.

Hope. Empowerment. Optimism. Promise.

Over 80% of adolescents who participate in the Libertas Inpatient Program complete the program requirements and are better prepared to cope with their environments.

They grow up to be lawyers, teachers, counselors, business leaders, and members of our armed forces.

Recovery is possible.
With Libertas.

The Inpatient Treatment Program

The Inpatient Treatment Program is a highly structured, medically supervised program usually lasting two to three weeks. Libertas is licensed, certified, and accredited. The facility accommodates girls and boys, and the average age of those in treatment ranges from 13 to 17 years.


The Adolescent Inpatient Program begins with:

 An assessment by a registered nurse
 A thorough examination by a Libertas   alcohol/drug counselor
 A history and physical exam by the attending   physician who will manage medical treatment
 A psychological assessment by a licensed   psychologist


Adolescent Inpatient Treatment includes:

 Group therapy and individual therapy
 Routine physician visits
 Chemical dependency education
 Lectures by professionals on subjects   
  related to addiction
 Activities therapy
 School time

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Family Involvement

Family involvement is crucial to recovery. Therefore, parental participation is expected from the moment of assessment through discharge. For inpatient treatment, parents meet with the child's counselor and participate in the two-day Family Program scheduled near the end of treatment. For outpatient treatment, parents participate in weekly sessions identified for them. View tips on Parenting in an Addictive World.

Adolescent Programs

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