Horizon Adolescent Treatment Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Horizon Adolescent Treatment Program is for teenagers with co-occurring disorders which is the coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder. The Adolescent Treatment Program has both a residential program and an outpatient program.  See Adult Treatment Program for details on the adult substance use treatment program.

According to SAMHSA, people with co-occurring disorders are best served through an integrated treatment program.  With integrated treatment, practitioners can address mental and substance use disorders at the same time, often lowering costs and creating better outcomes. Early detection and treatment can improve outcomes and the quality of life for those who need services.*

Horizon offers this integrated program for adolescents ages 13-17 years old.  The co-ed program provides both a residential program and an outpatient program.

Residential Treatment

 

Horizon residential program integrates mental health counseling, evidence-based practices, intensive family therapy and the traditional twelve-step model as well as group and individual counseling, case management and skill building training.

Horizon is located in Fort Smith, AR and teens may referred from all over the state and region to the residential program.  The average length of stay is based on each client's individual needs.

Unique Program Features

The Outdoor Therapeutic Adventure Program is a unique component of the residential program. Teens engage in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, rock climbing, repelling, canoeing, and fishing. These outdoor events provide opportunities for the teens to improve decision-making and problem-solving skills through team building and trust exercises.

Another positive feature of the program is an Arkansas licensed school staffed with state certified teachers.  The teaching staff coordinates the studen't curriculum with the student's home school to help them keep on track with they are at Horizon. 

The Horizon families are required to participate in family therapy while their teen is in treatment. The purpose is to educate and empower them to develop healthy and responsible functioning.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is available all all six of The Guidance Center's clinic locations which offer the same quality program in the community where the teen lives.  Program features include individual and group therapy, case management, and matrix training.  

Admissions Criteria/Referral Process

Adolescents must be ages 13-17 years old and diagnosed with a co-occurring psychiatric and substance use/dependence disorder. The family must commit to actively participate in the teen's treatment process.

For a complete list of admissions criteria and a confidential pre-admission assessment, call Horizon at 479-478-6664. 

Horizon accepts Medicaid, private insurance and self-pay. 

*SAMHSA, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

 

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  • Fort Smith

    From Oklahoma:

    Take I-540, Exit 8 for AR-22/Rogers Ave.
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The guidance center Fort smith, ar 3111 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR 72903-5017
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