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Adolescent

Adolescent Treatment

The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers specialized programs for adolescents ages 12 through 17 (or 18 if still in high school), each designed to address the needs of those facing psychiatric, behavioral, substance abuse issues or co-occurring issues. All of our programs share common goals of achieving health, wellness and continued progress. It’s our goal to provide adolescents with the tools to help them set and achieve short and long-term goals and to promote positive lasting change.

We offer the following adolescent programs:

Inpatient Psychiatric
Designed for adolescents ages 12 through 17 (or 18 if still in high school) who are struggling with issues including depression or anxiety, family conflicts or reactions to stress, trauma or substance abuse.

Inpatient Substance Use Disorder
The adolescent recovery center at The Ridge is designed to serve adolescents ages 12 through 17 (or 18 if still in high school) who may be struggling with substance use and/or co-occurring disorders.

Partial Hospitalization Program
The Ridge offers an adolescent psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program, also known as “Young Champions,” for patients ages 12–17 (or 18 if still in high school). This program is designed to meet the needs of those who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse issues that negatively impact daily functioning but do not meet the criteria for inpatient hospitalization.

Intensive Outpatient Program
Our Adolescent Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Program serves adolescents ages 12 to 17 (or 18 if still in high school). Treatment consists of two psycho-educational groups and one process group. The clinical approach includes elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Adolescent Early Intervention Program
This program is targeted toward adolescents ages 13-17 (or 18 if still in high school) with the goal of intervening with youth before drug and alcohol use interferes with their daily lives and functioning.

Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management Services

In addition to the above programs, The Ridge offers Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management Services in an outpatient setting. The physician or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) will see adult clients ages 14 years and older on an individual basis for medication management. New patients making a self-referral may contact us at 800-753-4673 (HOPE) for an initial assessment. The clinical information will then be reviewed with the doctor/APRN and the patient will be given an appointment for their initial visit with the provider.

Patients who have been admitted to either adult or youth services inpatient programs, or who are being referred by a physician’s office, will not be required to have an assessment. They may be referred by the doctor or therapist and will be given an appointment date and time with the physician or APRN for a follow-up upon discharge from the hospital. After the initial visit, the provider will continue to see the patient on a regular basis for ongoing medication management.

We're Here for You

The Ridge Behavioral Health System offers treatment and services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. We have professionals ready to help you explore the best treatment options for you or a loved one 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us toll-free at 800-753-4673 (HOPE) or 859-269-2325 for a no-cost, confidential assessment. All information is held in the strictest of confidence. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.