Services at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital  

Adolescents Open for Change - Drug and Alcohol Residential Treatment Program


Banner Behavioral Health's Adolescents Open for Change (AOC) program 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 with whom they can relate. 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.

Multi-Family Group

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.

Treatment Team

  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurses
  • Clinical case managers
  • Behavioral health technicians
Banner Behavioral Health Hospital
7575 E. Earll Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For general information, please call (480) 448-7500.

For appointments only, please call (602) 254-4357
or toll-free in Arizona at (800) 254-4357.
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