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The LAYC Substance Abuse Prevention Program provides outreach, prevention and outpatient treatment services to youth and their families.  The goals of the program are to prevent youth from becoming involved in drug use, and provide counseling services to youth who are abusing alcohol and/or other drugs.

Prevention, treatment and rehabilitation will be accomplished through a holistic program combining: intake and assessment,  individual, group, and family therapy, case management, school-based groups and referrals.

Prevention Services

Providing bilingual prevention services to youth ages 12-21 years old in collaboration with schools and community agencies.

Services include:

  • On and off-site substance abuse prevention education;
  • Extensive peer-education/leadership training for youth;
  • Risk management and referrals;
  • Decision-making/critical thinking skills;
  • Alternatives: arts and recreation.

Treatment Services

Providing bilingual counseling services to youth ages 12-21 years old who are abusing alcohol and/or other drugs, engaging in high-risk behavior such as drug use and delinquent activities, and/or having parents that abuse drugs. Counseling services are based on an individualized assessment and treatment plan.

Services include:

  • Individual, group and family counseling;
  • Psychiatric services, medication management;
  • Crisis intervention;
  • Case management and referrals;
  • Therapeutic groups:
    • Alcohol/Drug education
    • Anger management
    • Acculturation
    • Parent support
    • Violence prevention
  • Introduction to AA/NA groups;
  • Referral to other in-house programs and/or external organizations.

Contact Information

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Admission Coordinator/Community Support Specialist

1419 Columbia Road, NW

Washington, DC 20009

Tel: (202) 319-2229

Fax: (202) 332-5442

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:47