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Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides intensive substance abuse treatment as a service within our co-occurring disorders program, for males and females, ages 11 to 18. This program encourages residents to reach and maintain a healthy lifestyle without the use of mood-altering substances. Our treatment modalities are based on evidence-based practices. Program oversight provided by Certified Substance Abuse Counselors.

The program consists of the following services:

  • Initial SASSI-A2 or SASSI-3 screening for all new admissions
  • Weekly substance abuse, education and prevention groups
  • Intensive substance abuse group therapies
  • Group, individual and family therapies
  • Weekly 12-step groups (AA/NA)
  • Family support groups
  • Seeking safety groups
  • Assessment and diagnostic services
  • Expressive therapies
  • GED preparatory training
  • Transitional planning for referrals to community resources upon discharge
  • Individualized multidisciplinary treatment planning
  • Gender-specific programming
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Art, music, pet and recreation therapies
  • Life skills training
  • Refusal skills training
  • Licensed and accredited educational services

Substance Abuse services are provided by licensed or license-eligible therapists that are Certified Substance Abuse Counselors in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The program is overseen by the Medical Director, a psychiatrist who is board-certified in addiction medicine.

The Admissions Department at Newport News Behavioral Health Center is staffed by caring, competent professionals who will provide resident placement assistance. The office is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Learn more about our admissions criteria.
Program Fact Sheet – download here

Help and Hope are Here

Newport News Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health treatment services to children and adolescents in a therapeutic environment. If your child is struggling with behavioral health issues, please call us at 757-888-0400. We offer no-cost assessments 24/7.