ROAD Program2020-12-23T18:40:41-05:00

The ROAD Program for Co-occurring Disorders

The ROAD Program is a psychiatric residential treatment program for youth ages 12-17 with co-occurring disorders. Co-occurring disorders refers to the coexistence of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Many adolescents turn to substance abuse to relieve pain and distress as a result of physiological, psychological and interpersonal problems. Treatment of both disorders is provided through an integrated, cognitive behavioral approach in which both disorders are treated simultaneously. Understanding the biological factors, psychological development, environment, community and societal factors of a young person are key to achieving sobriety.

The ROAD Program serves youth who:

  • Are ages 12 to 17

  • Have an IQ of 70 or above

  • Have identified diagnoses of severe mental illness and substance abuse/dependence

  • Are in family or state custody
  • Have failed previous treatment attempts

  • No longer can be maintained safely in less restrictive environments

  • Are ready to talk about their issues, drug use histories and learn a healthier lifestyle

Services for the ROAD Program include:

  • Addiction counseling based on the Narcotics/Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Step Program

  • Individual, group and family therapy

  • Parent education

  • Recreation therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training, designed by our in-house DBT consultation team

  • Community reintegration

  • Schooling and academic education

  • West Virginia Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (WV CANS) assessment

  • Psychiatric care and medication monitoring

  • Direct nursing care

  • Discharge services

Admission & Referral

Referrals can come from any source but are typically received through DHHR, the court system or the mental health system. For admission, provide a summary of the youth, along with records of treatment attempts, intellectual functioning, and current trauma needs. An MCM1 and court order will be required before admission. Provide an APR referral if the youth is in state custody. All referral information is reviewed by the Program Director to determine admission eligibility.

For detailed program or referral information, please contact Angela Via-Hairston:

Phone: 304-526-9114
Fax: 304-526-9140
Email: [email protected]

Always Here to Help

River Park Hospital is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address your questions and concerns. To schedule a no-cost assessment or for more information about our programs, please call 800-621-2673 or use our online contact form today. In case of medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.