Compass Intervention Center provides an inpatient substance abuse program for teens struggling with substance abuse. Treatment is designed to help patients be honest about substance use, contributing issues and thoughtful decision making. The program teaches about the harm caused by substance abuse, the risks involved and what it means to give up a drug-using lifestyle.
Treatment guides patients through weighing the costs and benefits of drug use, informed decision-making and evaluating progress. Dual diagnosis treatment is also available for adolescents who suffer from co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
THE SEVEN CHALLENGES
In conjunction with current trauma-informed care, The Seven Challenges® treatment focuses on validating a history of trauma, building healthy and safe relationships and addressing affective and avoidance issues related to trauma.
This treatment focuses on being honest about substance use and contributing issues and making thoughtful decisions. Patients can learn to understand the needs they are meeting through drug use, the harm they are causing, the risks involved and what it means to give up a drug-using lifestyle.
Treatment guides patients through weighing the costs and benefits of drug use, informed decision-making and evaluating progress.
1. We decide to open up and talk honestly about ourselves, alcohol and drugs.
2. We look at what we like about alcohol and drugs and why we were using them.
3. We look at our alcohol or drug use to see if it has caused harm or could cause harm.
4. We look at our responsibility and the responsibility of others for our problems.
5. We think about where we seem to be heading, where we want to go and what we want to accomplish.
6. We make thoughtful decisions about our lives and alcohol or drug use.
7. We follow through on decisions about our lives and drug use. If we see problems, we go back to earlier challenges and master them.