Texas residents ages 13 to 17 with a diagnosed substance use disorder are eligible for treatment. Severity of the disorder determines treatment. Young adults 18 to 21 may be admitted to a youth treatment program if screening shows the person’s needs, experiences and behavior are similar to those of youth clients.
What Are the Benefits of Youth Treatment services?
Youth treatment helps youth improve:
- Logical thinking
- Decision making
- Recreational choices
- Interactions with others
- Living with life’s challenges
Who Is Eligible for Youth Treatment Services?
Texas residents who:
- Are ages 13 to 17.
- Have been diagnosed with a substance use disorder.
- Meet financial eligibility requirements.
What Youth Treatment and Recovery Services are Available?
Youth Intensive Residential Treatment Services
Intensive residential services are delivered at least 45 hours per week where the youth stays in a dormitory-like environment during the treatment process. Licensed facilities provide treatment services for youth ages 13-17 years with substance use disorders and help them learn skills for recovery. Treatment includes counseling, case management, education and skills training.
Youth Supportive Residential Treatment Services
Supportive residential services are delivered at least 21 hours per week where the youth stays in a dormitory-like environment during the treatment process. Treatment services for youth with substance use disorders are provided in a licensed facility where youth ages 13-17 years can learn skills for recovery. Treatment includes counseling, case management, education and skills training.
Youth Outpatient Services
Outpatient treatment services for youth are delivered at least 15 hours per week in a community clinic setting. Services are for youth who do not need a highly structured environment and can live at home. Treatment includes counseling, case management, education and skills training.
Youth Recovery Communities
Youth recovery helps youth with a substance use disorder or youth who want a substance-free environment that supports their life goals. Youth who haven’t received treatment for a substance use disorder can still benefit by joining a youth recovery community. The program supports long-term recovery and provides engagement and support from peers.
Youth can get a referral to a recovery community when they are in treatment or have completed substance use disorder treatment.