Adolescent Addiction Services Program

A Wide Range of Services Designed for Recovery

Our variety of addiction services for adolescents includes: Evaluation/Treatment Planning Services, Psychiatric Evaluations/Medication Management, Early Intervention Program, Outpatient (OP) Level of Care, Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Level of Care, Individual Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Multifamily Therapy Group, Specialized Groups through CarePlus and Urine Drug Screen Tests.

Evaluation/Treatment Planning Services

Comprehensive substance use and mental health evaluations – by trained evaluators under clinical supervision – to determine diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Written evaluations are available upon request. Treatment planning services are provided by a multidisciplinary team and care is coordinated by addiction-trained staff following a wellness model.

Psychiatric Evaluations/Medication Management

Adolescents can receive comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring if needed. This service is provided by CarePlus psychiatrists and prescribers who are specialized in working with children and adolescents. These prescribers then work with program staff as a collaborative team to make sure the best overall care is provided.

Early Intervention Program

An 8-week program which provides education on the dangers of underage drinking, prescription drug, and other drug use. The early intervention program is effective with youth who are beginning to experiment with alcohol and other drugs. The goal of the program is to provide education to assist in preventing the onset of more problematic substance use or dependent behaviors.

Outpatient (OP) Level of Care

Outpatient services are offered individually or within the context of a group based on individual need and clinical recommendation. Outpatient Groups are held 1-2 times per week for a maximum of 5 hours per week. These may be combined with family and/or individual sessions.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Level of Care

IOP Services are offered 4 times per week for a maximum of 6 clinical contact hours. This level of care is all-inclusive and offers group, individual, family, case conferencing, and psychiatry (medication management) services.

Individual Psychotherapy

The program provides individual therapy sessions to clients involved in group therapy or as a stand-alone service. Individual therapy allows the clinician to develop individualized treatment goals for each client and assist the individual in achieving those goals.

Family Therapy

This service allows the client’s family to participate and become a part of the treatment process for the individual. The family therapy sessions are facilitated by a clinician with the family and the client present.

Multifamily Therapy Group

Provided weekly for clients and families to address and support each other, gain professional insight into the processes of addiction, and recovery and the role of the family. It is strongly recommended that families of clients in the program regularly attend to fully participate in the recovery process.

Specialized Groups through CarePlus

CarePlus offers a variety of specialized groups for adolescents that focus on particular topics (such as depression, wellness, and anxiety). These groups can be offered as a means to more fully address individual client needs

Urine Drug Screen Tests

Urine drug screen tests are randomly and regularly provided to clients as a means to assess any continuing use of substances.

Who Should Attend

Adolescents up to 17 years of age, those struggling with substance use disorders and any co-occurring disorders.

How to Pay

We participate in most major medical insurance plans, including Medicaid. We also offer a sliding scale fee based on annual income and ability to pay.


610 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07514

For More Information on Adolescent Addiction Services, Please Contact…

CarePlus Admissions Team at 201-986-5000

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 201-986-5000 for more information.

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