Adolescents Open for Change - Drug and Alcohol Residential Treatment Program
The Adolescents Open for Change (AOC) program at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital is for teens ages 13-17 who have a problem with alcohol or other drugs.
We provide a therapeutic residential program focused on helping teens increase their level of self-esteem, responsibility, education and commitment to initiate and maintain sobriety.
Residents are educated and motivated to increase coping skills, respect for themselves and others, and to become more effective community members.
AOC Groups and Services
- 12-Step Meetings
AA, NA, Alateen and other 12-step groups are included in treatment to begin and maintain the recovery process. Members of the recovery community lead groups on the unit. It is imperative that these young people meet other young people who are having fun in sobriety! This part of the program provides a transition into aftercare.
- Ropes Course
Residents participate in a challenge course and other activities that teach teamwork, build trust, promote coping skills, and tests their ability to problem solve.
- C.D. Focus Groups
These groups assist residents in identifying patterns of emotions, personal responsibility, family issues, spirituality, and life events that affect each individual.
We emphasize chemical-dependency education and developing a greater understanding of the relationship between these factors and efforts to maintain sobriety. Groups work on improving communication, active listening, self-disclosure, assertiveness training, anger management, and other issues.
We strongly encourage immediate family members to participate in the treatment process by attending this group. Discussions focus on the issues related to necessary changes in the teen and in the family members to support successful sobriety. Family members include parents, legal guardians, and siblings over 12 who are not actively using alcohol or other drugs.
The treatment team consists of psychiatrists, nurses, clinical case managers and behavioral health technicians.
To receive a confidential and free assessment, please call the Banner Helpline 24 hours/7 days a week at (602) 254-4357. To speak with a program coordinator, please call (480) 448-7536.