Madison now offers an on-site satellite for the McAlister Institute to provide substance abuse treatment and intervention services. Under the direction of the North Central Teen Recovery Center of McAlister Institute, this on-site satellite program serves teens at Madison and provides outpatient drug and alcohol treatment and education, including assessment and referral, treatment groups, one-to-one counseling, drug testing, and recovery services. Parents/guardians are involved in the intake process and participate in family groups and family counseling, as needed.
McAlister also offers workshops for teens and Madison staff on a variety of topics, including substance abuse and addiction, life skills, health, recovery issues, employment preparation, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, and other topics. Assessments, resources, and referrals are available for students with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. Students who participate in the program meet twice weekly at Madison for a period of three months. Students must make-up any sessions they may miss to earn a certificate of completion upon graduation from the program.
Referrals to McAlister are made by Madison administrators in lieu of suspension, if a student is determined to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school. Students can also self-refer to the program or parents can make referrals. Bilingual and monolingual Spanish-speaking services are available. All services are confidential and are provided by licensed/certified professionals. Please contact Greg Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Penny (email@example.com) in the Family Resource Center if you have questions or need more information.
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