Our specialty treatment programs focus on reaching teens in the community who may be using drugs or alcohol or affected by someone close to them using substances.
Pyramid Healthcare partners with community leaders, such as law enforcement officers and educators, to make sure our programs are effective in reaching those who need help most.
The staff of our teen specialty programs are held to the same standards as those in our treatment facilities. They are professionals in the field of addiction, often with expertise in working with adolescents.
Youth at Risk
Youth at Risk is an intervention program for juvenile drug and/or alcohol offenders. Youth at Risk is offered through our Erie outpatient treatment center in collaboration with local law enforcement officials and parents.
This program educates young people ages 12 and up about substance abuse while empowering them to make better choices. Professionally directed by a Pyramid Healthcare chemical dependency counselor, these sessions challenge young people to:
- Examine their own values and experiences with drugs and alcohol.
- Discover the physical, emotional, behavioral, and legal consequences of substance abuse.
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of abuse.
- Explore the cycle of addiction.
- Learn decision-making skills to help them avoid future, continued substance use.
For more information or to register for our Youth at Risk program, please call (888) 694-9996.
Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) provides support to students who are facing difficulties that may interfere with their academic success.
Each school’s SAP team is comprised of administrators, counselors, and teachers. In addition, each team includes a representative from a community mental health agency and a community drug and alcohol agency.
Pyramid Healthcare is contracted by local authorities to provide drug and alcohol liaisons for surrounding school districts. These liaisons attend SAP team meetings at each school and may conduct individual or group counseling sessions. They may also provide treatment recommendations based on their interactions with and assessments of the students involved in the program.
Note that SAP is not offered in Allentown; however, Pyramid has another program available to students in Allentown school district.
Mobile Treatment Services
Students in Allentown School District have access to on site treatment with a (removed) mental health professional. All students referred for treatment will participate in an initial diagnostic assessment at school with Pyramid Healthcare staff to ensure they meet the criteria for treatment. Once the student is admitted into the program, an ongoing treatment status will be established in conjunction with the student and referral source to ensure it aligns with their school schedule.
Treatment services are provided on-site during school hours, with some additional after school hours for family session accommodations. Services are rendered by a licensed counselor with experience providing mental health care to adolescents.
Frequency of treatment is based on clinical necessity and includes access to family and psychiatric services when appropriate.
In addition to our specialty programs, we provide outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization for young people who have substance use disorders or a dual diagnosis.
For more information on Pyramid Healthcare’s adolescent programming, please call (888) 694-9996.