The ROAD Program is a residential treatment program for youth with co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders refers to the coexistence of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Many adolescents turn to substance abuse in order to relieve pain and distress as a result of physiological, psychological and/or interpersonal problems.
It is River Park’s philosophy that biological factors, psychological development, environment, community and societal factors are key to understanding adolescent substance abuse. Treatment of both disorders is provided through an integrated approach in which both disorders are treated simultaneously.
In this program adolescents are treated through a cognitive behavioral approach. Services include:
- Group Therapy
- Social Skills training
- Therapeutic Recreation
- Individual Therapy
- Family Education and Therapy
- Psychiatric/Medical Management
- 12-Step Work
- On-grounds school provided by a WV certified teacher.
Referrals can come from any source, but typically are received through DHHR, the court system or the behavioral health system. All referral information is reviewed by the program director to determine admission eligibility. To initiate a referral to the ROAD program, please contact the program director, Jennifer Kangas, at (304) 526-9171 or email@example.com. If accepted, it is the referring agency’s responsibility to secure Medicaid or other necessary funding prior to the youth’s placement in the program.