Adolescent Center for Treatment (ACT)
ACT is a 21-bed residential facility for adolescents experiencing problems related to substance use. The program is staffed 24 hours a day by licensed clinicians and youth care technicians and is designed to provide teens with a safe, drug-free environment to begin their recovery efforts.
ACT was established in 1985 to provide affordable and effective substance use disorder treatment for Kansas youth. Our program utilizes evidence-based practices to help adolescents understand the harmful effects of alcohol and other drug use and develop the necessary attitudes and skills to support recovery.
ACT treatment goals are:
- To identify the consequences of continued alcohol/drug use and the benefits of recovery.
- To address family relationships, school performance, and legal issues impacted by their substance use.
- To develop a plan for ongoing recovery efforts in the community
- Kansas residents 12 to 18 years of age
- Substance use symptoms that indicate the need for residential treatment
- Free of the need for major medical care or psychiatric hospitalization
Staff can also assist families, officers and case workers with information about public and private insurance or private pay options.
All clients who successfully complete residential treatment are encouraged and referred to continuing care services. These groups arefocused on relapse prevention education and provide support for abstinence and recovery.
For Johnson County residents, weekly continuing care groups are held at the Johnson County Mental Health Center outpatient offices in Olathe.
For further information, make a referral or schedule a confidential assessment:
Adolescent Center for Treatment: 913-782-0283