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Southwest Counseling Service’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for adolescents 12 to 17 years old who are abusing or are dependent on alcohol or drugs, including marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine, and prescription medications.

Screening & Admission  

Eligible participants will have the following criteria:

  • The adolescent is less than 18 years old.
  • An adolescent drug and alcohol assessment is required before treatment.         
  • The adolescent must be diagnosed with substance dependence.

Referrals for the group may be made by Southwest Counseling Service staff, Multi-Disciplinary Teams, Juvenile Probation, Department of Family Services, schools, and parents/guardians. 

Program Components 

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program provides substance abuse and mental health services to adolescents in order to lessen symptoms and improve function. The program is an open group structure that the adolescent can enter at any point. The group is designed to be a three- to four-month program depending on the progress of the adolescent. 

  • Component I: Where I Am At and What I Want – In this component, the adolescents are directed toward self-disclosure, self-discovery, and internal motivation. 
  • Component II: Corrective Thinking – Adolescents work on understanding thinking errors, identifying their thinking errors, learning corrections to these errors, and incorporating the corrections. 
  • Component III: Keep It Direct and Simple (KIDS) – Adolescents learn strategies for staying clean and sober. Research-proven interactive journaling and worksheets are used to encourage adolescents to learn, explore, and develop skills in multiple aspects of their life.

Adolescents will engage in discussion, group process, experimental activities, monthly individual counseling, and family counseling.

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program Meetings

          Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
          3:30-5:30 pm
          2706 Ankeny Way
          Rock Springs, WY 82901


View the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program brochure.

For more information, please contact our Foothill Office at (307) 352-6677