Information For Parents
Warning Signs of Drug Use
- • Fatigue
- • Change in eating or sleeping patterns
- • Repeated health complaints
- • Red and glazed eyes
- • Difficulty concentrating
- • Cares less about personal grooming and physical appearance
- • Personality change
- • Sudden mood changes, irritability
- • Irresponsible behavior
- • Low self-esteem
- • Poor judgment, depression
- • General lack of interest
- • Hanging out with new friends
- • Problems with the law
- • Changes to less conventional styles of dress and music
- • Loss of interest in hobbies, sports, or other activities
- • Decreased interest
- • Negative attitude
- • Drop in grades
- • Irregular attendance
- • Discipline problems
What Help is Available?
The NAIC Youth and Family program is keeping up with the current research and evidence-based practices initiative set forth by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. We offer help and hope to adolescents and their families providing services specifically designed for substance abuse and substance dependence. We are utilizing research-based curriculum for both programs which involve the family as well as the adolescent.
Addiction is a family disease. Studies consistently show that family support and involvement in treatment produces the best outcomes, therefore we view family participation as a critical part of the process.
NAIC's Youth and Family Programs offer a variety of services. We can assess, treat and provide aftercare for youth and their families. We provide individual, group, and family counseling as well as education. Following an assessment, recommendations are made and an individualized treatment plan is formulated by the youth, the family and the counselor. Generally treatment follows one of two paths:
Substance Abuse Program
The Substance Abuse Program utilizes the curriculum "Teen Intervene." This is a 5 session program: session 1 involves the assessment and intake, sessions 2 and 3 are individual sessions, session 4 is a family session, and the 5th session is the closing session. The adolescent and family can continue in counseling if necessary. As with all programs, individual needs are taken into account.
Substance Dependence Program
The Substance Dependence Program utilizes the curriculum "Adolescent Recovery Plan." This program is approximately 21 sessions involving the assessment and intake, treatment planning, a 6 session Family Education class, 15 adolescent group sessions, 7 family group sessions, 5 adolescent continuing care groups, and a closing session. The program is comprised of 4 phases which address topics such as: the disease of addiction, self discovery, relationships and relapse prevention. Progress will be assessed and, if needed, services can continue accordingly.
NAIC strives to provide the best, most effective programs and services to the community. We offer a variety of services to those who are dealing with addiction. The Youth and Family Program is excited to offer our services and we would be happy to discuss our programs with you. Please contact NAIC for more information or to set up an appointment.