SAMHSA'S Adolescent Treatment Models project
evaluated promising programs at 10 sites.
- EMPACT-SPC of Phoenix, AZ; Chestnut Health Systems of Bloomington,
IL; and Epoch Counseling Center of Catonsville, MD, tested
outpatient substance abuse treatment. The Village, Inc., in
Miami, FL, evaluated outpatient family therapy.
Manor Treatment Center in Baltimore, MD, examined a short-term,
intensive inpatient treatment program.
- The Four Corners
Regional Adolescent Center in Shiprock, NM, tested a moderate-term
residential program aimed at American Indian youth.
- CODAC Behavioral Health Services in Tucson, AZ, looked
at a moderate-term "step-down" program in which
adolescents move from residential treatment to intensive
outpatient treatment to outpatient treatment.
- The Phoenix Academy in Los Angeles and Thunder
Road in Oakland, CA, evaluated modified therapeutic community
treatment programs. Dynamic Youth Community, Inc., in Brooklyn,
NY, looked at a model combining a modified therapeutic community
and a step-down approach.