Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

Recognizing youth substance abuse and the need for treatment can be challenging.

Substance Abuse Treatment

Are you worried that your child or teen has a substance abuse problem?
Here are some common signs:

  • Significant changes in mood
  • Changes in physical appearance or hygiene
  • Loss of interest in previously enjoyed activities –such as sports and hobbies
  • Increased secretive or dishonest behavior
  • Abrupt changes or worsening relationships with family or friends
  • Unexplained drop in grades or school absences
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Recent arrest(s)

What To Look For

One third of 4th graders and more than half of 6th graders say they have felt pressure from friends to drink alcohol.

What To Look For Details

There are illegal substances, over-the-counter medications, household products and prescription medications being abused by youth today. Substance use is often associated with peer pressure, the desire to experiment, to feel good and perform better. Misusing alcohol, tobacco, and drugs can have both immediate and long-term health effects.

How We Can Help

Your child/teen will start with a comprehensive assessment by one of our compassionate, experienced therapists to determine their unique treatment needs.

How We Can Help Details

We will take into consideration substance use as well as their mental and physical health and daily functioning at school, home and with peers. Based on the assessment, an individualized treatment plan will be developed which will include proven treatment approaches.

Our alcohol and drug treatment for children and teens includes:

  • Alcohol and Drug Assessment to determine the best course of treatment.
  • Individual Therapy to build the motivation and skills to change behavior.
  • Case Management to connect children/teens to other resources in their community and identify other ways to support their recovery.
  • Family Therapy to address the problems that affect or are affected by substance use.

Services can be provided in the home, school or in the community to address problems when they happen, where they happen.


To learn more about the Substance Abuse Treatment program, download the brochure.

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Substance Abuse Treatment

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Services Brochure

To learn more about CG&FS and our servces and programs, please download our agency brochure.

Quality & Compliance

If you have a concern about patient care or quality of care, we would like to hear from you.

Any concerns about patient safety and quality of care can be directed either to the CGFS Director of Quality & Compliance, Dr. Timothy Bartlett, at 330-762-0591, or to our accrediting body, The Joint Commission. There are three ways to contact The Joint Commission:

  • At, use the “Report a Patient Safety Event” link in the “Action Center” on the home page of the website
  • By fax to 330-792-5636
  • By mail to Office of Quality and Patient Safety, The Joint Commission, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181