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program methodology


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Program.


  • Evidence-based, trauma-responsive practices


  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Love and Logic

  • Neuroscience-based psychoeducation

  • Harm-reduction perspectives



Activities designed to activate natural brain chemicals such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and GABA as an alternative to substance use.


  • Emotional regulation

  • Distress tolerance skill building

  • Neuroscience

  • Mindfulness training



Comfortable and confidential support group setting so parents can collaborate with their children and counselors.


  • Essential didactic teaching

  • Focus on communication skills

  • Engaging conflict resolution

  • Attachment education, basic neuroscience of substance use, all within a confidential setting of a support group.


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