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Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center - Tuscaloosa County
Tuscaloosa Recovery Center for Teens
6001 12th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
Tuscaloosa Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center (ATC) is located adjacent to the Tuscaloosa County Juvenile Court and Detention Center. The program is designed for youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who meet the American Society of Addiction Medicine's criteria for Level I or Level II treatment placement. The Tuscaloosa ATC offers outpatient, intensive outpatient, continuing care services and TASS, an evening reporting center. The service model is based on a blended therapeutic approach, drawing from four theoretical frameworks (Rogerian, behavioral, cognitive, and reality). The program emphasizes an individualized treatment plan that includes the family unit as well as the adolescent.
Referrals are accepted from the courts, school systems, parents, and other community agencies. A call to the ATC to schedule a time for screening and assessment is all that is required. Following the assessment, recommendations by the therapist to the client and his / her family of the appropriate level of care will be discussed. The Tuscaloosa ATC offers four service tracks. The client will be assigned to the least restrictive service track based on the clinical needs identified during the assessment. Each track incorporates treatment strategies and methods that have been demonstrated to be effective in helping people who are abusing drugs or alcohol. Having multiple tracks of service enables us to match clients to the most appropriate service level.
The three service tracks are:
Adolescent Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)):
This service track offers skill-building and counseling group services. The two primary treatment approaches in this model are skill-building and counseling groups. Skill-building is offered in a group format/ Groups are offered 3 times per week and last for 2.5 hours each. Topics include relapse prevention, life skills, self-esteem, family issues, recovery lifestyle, and recreation/leisure. Assignment to the number and type of skill-building groups is based on an individualized Master Treatment Plan (MTP) for each adolescent. Group counseling sessions provide an opportunity for adolescents to discuss personal issues in a group format. Adolescents are encouraged to focus on how they can effectively deal with problems and issues in their lives, with peers providing feedback and relating the issues discussed to their own personal experiences.
ASAM Level II.1):
The continuing care track provides aftercare support services one time a week for clients coming out of a residential program or as a step down from outpatient or intensive outpatient track. The focus of continuing care is the maintenance of the clients' recovery plan and the development of a positive support system. Continuing care services include individual therapy, group counseling, in home services and case management services.
Evening Reporting Center (TASS)):
Tuscaloosa Adolescent Support Services (TASS) is an evening reporting center that offers an alternative for youth who would otherwise be committed to the Alabama Department of Youth Services (ADYS) or detained in the Tuscaloosa Juvenile Detention Center (TJDC). TASS operates Monday through Friday and can accommodate up to 30 participants, male or female, between the ages of 13 and 18.
For more information contact: info.Tuscaloosa.RCT@bridgeinc.org
All staff members who provide direct services to adolescents are licensed (e.g., LCPC, LMFT or LCSW), certified (e.g., Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor), or working towards licensure or certification.
Tuscaloosa RCT is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health - Substance Abuse Division
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Main Phone Number: 205/344-6483
Toll-Free Number: 877/765-4967
Fax Number: 205/433-1024