LAYC’s Behavioral Health Treatment Team offers substance use disorders outpatient treatment services to youth and their families. The goals of the program are to improve life satisfaction, increase harm-reduction knowledge, and to promote abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Treatment will be accomplished through a holistic program combining: intake and assessment, individual, group, and family therapy, case management, integrating a sustainable evidence-based substance use and co-occurring youth treatment service Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA).

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Treatment Services

We provide counseling services to youth ages 12-21 years old who are using alcohol and/or other drugs, engaging in high-risk behavior such as drug use and delinquent activities, and/or have parents that abuse drugs. Counseling services are based on an individualized assessment and treatment plan. During treatment, youth identify goals and learn how to achieve them. They also learn skills like problem-solving and positive communication, which will help them have a better quality of life. Youth will learn positive ways to enjoy life without alcohol and drugs. Recovery is a process that takes time, and with treatment the youth learn to make better decisions and improve their relationships with caregivers, teachers, peers, court personnel, and others.

Scope of Services

  • Bilingual services (English/Spanish)
  • Individual, group and family counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Case management and referrals
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Alcohol/Drug education
  • Anger management
  • Acculturation
  • Violence prevention
  • Introduction to AA/NA groups
  • Referral to other in-house programs and/or external organizations

Kaplan Building, 1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC.